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Published: 16 January 2014

464 Pages | 3 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199658237

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

Second Edition

Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, and Edmund Weiner

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Over 1,600 clearly written and accessible A-Z entries, fully revised and updated, covering current grammatical terminology
  • Gives guidance on terminology that is used in different ways in competing frameworks
  • Entries make frequent use of illustrative example sentences
  • Provides citations from important scholarly texts in the field where appropriate
  • Entries on related fields of study, such as corpus linguistics, lexicology, semantics, stylistics, and theoretical frameworks
  • Fully refreshed list of cited works, bringing the title up to speed with the current literature
  • A descriptive, but not prescriptive, grammar aid

New to this Edition:

  • Over 150 new entries covering more recent terminology, e.g. catenative-auxiliary analysis, control, determiner phrase, futurate, monostratal, and neoclassical compound
  • Short entries on the most important English grammars published since the start of the 20th century
  • Hundreds of new cross-references increasing the dictionary's accessibility
  • Fully revised and updated list of references and a short web link appendix added

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