Oxford Modern English Grammar

Hardcover | March 10, 2011

byBas Aarts

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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.

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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...

Bas Aarts is Professor of English Linguistics and Director of the Survey of English Usage at University College London. His previous books include Small Clauses in English (1992); The Verb in Contemporary English, co-edited with Charles F. Meyer (1995); English Syntax and Argumentation (1997; 2001; 2008); Investigating Natural Langua...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pagesPublished:March 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199533199

ISBN - 13:9780199533190

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Table of Contents

Part I: The basics1. An overview of English grammarPart II: Form and function2. Word structure and word formation3. Word classes and simple phrases4. Grammatical functions, semantic roles, and tree diagramsPart III: Phrase and clause patterns5. Complex phrases and coordination6. Clause types and negation7. Finite subordinate clauses8. Non-finite and verbless subordinate clausesPart IV: Grammar and meaning9. Tense and aspect10. Mood11. Information structuringAppendix 1: English irregular verbsAppendix 2: The structure of the ICE-GB corpusNotes and further readingReferencesIndex