New Oxford English Grammar
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|Format:||Hardback, 448 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 15 April 2011|
Oxford Modern English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to English grammar. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of authentic spoken and written examples. Arranged in four clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly yet authoritatively. This descriptive source of reference is invaluable for those with an interest in the English language, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for anyone who would like a clear guide to English grammar and how it is used.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE BASICS ; 1. An overview of English grammar ; PART II: FORM AND FUNCTION ; 2. Word structure and word formation ; 3. Word classes and simple phrases ; 4. Grammatical functions, semantic roles, and tree diagrams ; PART III: PHRASE AND CLAUSE PATTERNS ; 5. Complex phrases and coordination ; 6. Clause types and negation ; 7. Finite subordinate clauses ; 8. Non-finite and verbless subordinate clauses ; PART IV: GRAMMAR AND MEANING ; 9. Tense and aspect ; 10. Mood ; 11. Information structuring ; APPENDIX 1: ENGLISH IRREGULAR VERBS ; APPENDIX 2: THE STRUCTURE OF THE ICE-GB CORPUS ; NOTES AND FURTHER READING ; REFERENCES ; INDEX
About the Author
Bas Aarts is Professor of English Linguistics at University College London and Director of the Survey of English Usage. His other publications include Syntactic Gradience, Handbook of English Linguistics, Fuzzy Grammar, Exploring Natural Language, and English Syntax and Argumentation.
|Publisher: ||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Dimensions: ||21.59 x 13.97 x 2.79 centimeters (0.62 kg)|