The Oxford English Grammar

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

bySidney Greenbaum

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Written by one of the world's leading grammarians, The Oxford English Grammar is a completely new book which combines an authoritative review of and topic reference for English grammar. Opening with an outline of national, regional, and social variation in English, the book details descriptive and prescriptive approaches, and attitudes to English amongst both native and non-native speakers. This is followed by an account of the development of grammar, and a review of modernapproaches to this complex subject. The central section of the book is a presentation of current English grammar at sentence, clause, phrase, and word level; with the last chapters covering grammar in relation to discourse, word-formation, lexis, pronunciation and intonation, punctuation, andspelling. A full index is provided, and examples of usage are drawn from a wide range of sources, including use of the new International Corpus of English at University College London. Written in a readable and absorbing style, The Oxford English Grammar is an essential reference for English-speakers around the world.

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Written by one of the world's leading grammarians, this text is an authoritative review of and topic reference for English grammar. Information discussed includes an outline of national, regional and social variation in English, descriptive and prescriptive approaches and attitudes to English, development of grammar, examples of usage,...

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Written by one of the world's leading grammarians, The Oxford English Grammar is a completely new book which combines an authoritative review of and topic reference for English grammar. Opening with an outline of national, regional, and social variation in English, the book details descriptive and prescriptive approaches, and attitude...

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The Oxford English Grammar provides unique coverage of the English language for native speakers. Designed to be accessible and valuable to both the general reader and the student or language professional, it describes the language of current American and British English, with information on national, regional, and social variation. Emp...

Sidney Greenbaum was director of the Survey of English Usage at University College London where he was for seven years Quain Professor of English Language and Literature. He was also an associate editor of The Oxford Companion to the English Language.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.25 × 7.28 × 2.13 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198612508

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Written by one of the world's leading grammarians, this text is an authoritative review of and topic reference for English grammar. Information discussed includes an outline of national, regional and social variation in English, descriptive and prescriptive approaches and attitudes to English, development of grammar, examples of usage, and much more