Oxford Modern English Grammar

This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of the unrivalled language monitoring of Oxford's English Dictionaries programme.

Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199533199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

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New Oxford English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to grammar usage. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of the unrivalled language monitoring of Oxford's English Dictionaries programme. Arranged in three 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 and engagingly. This descriptive source of reference is invaluable for those with an interest in the English language, undergraduate students of all disciplines, and for anyone who would like a clear guide to English grammar and how to use it.

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar.

Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191079006

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field. This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published since the start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added. All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.

Modern German Grammar

Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.

Author: Ruth Whittle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134859147

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 504

View: 327

Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.


Modern English Grammar

Focusing on how the English language works in the Indian context, this book discusses all the critical components of modern English grammar: from finite and non-finite verb and gerunds and the infinitive to different kinds of clauses, tense ...

Author: K.S. Yadurajan

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 9780198082958

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 556

Focusing on how the English language works in the Indian context, this book discusses all the critical components of modern English grammar: from finite and non-finite verb and gerunds and the infinitive to different kinds of clauses, tense, active and passive voice, punctuation, phrasal verbs, etc.

Oxford Modern English Grammar

and often simplified grammatical patterns. ... Principal among them is Otto Jespersen's A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles (1909–1949).

Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191650471

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 695

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.


Fowler s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

A comprehensive guide to the English language provides detailed and expert information on grammar, style, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation with clear explanations and example sentences.

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199661359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 928

View: 974

Why literally shouldn't be taken literally. Why Americans think home in on something is a mistake and Brits think hone in is. Is it OK to spell OK okay? What's wrong with hence why? Was Alanis Morrisette ever ironic? Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage is the world-famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers, editors, and anyone who values correct English since it first appeared in 1926. Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice on complex points of grammar, syntax, punctuation, style, and word choice. Now enlarged and completely revised to reflect English usage in the 21st century, it provides a crystal-clear, authoritative picture of the English we use, while illuminating scores of usage questions old and new. International in scope, it gives in-depth coverage of both British and American English usage issues, with reference also to the English of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. The thousands of authentic examples in the book vividly demonstrate how modern writers tackls debated usage issues. They come on the one hand from established literary figures such as Chinua Achebe, Peter Ackroyd, Raymond Carver, Iris Murdoch, Harold Pinter, and Vikram Seth. On the other, they are drawn from a vast range of newspapers, journals, books, broadcast material, websites, and other digital sources from across the globe, and include references to topical personalities such as Stephen Fry, Prince Harry, Jeremy Paxman, and Wayne Rooney. Based on the evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to usage available.

The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar

Oxford Modern English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Aarts, Bas (2012). The subjunctive conundrum in English. Folia Linguistica 46(1): 1–20.

Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198755104

Category: English language

Page: 864

View: 404

This handbook provides an authoritative, critical survey of current research and knowledge in the grammar of the English language. Following an introduction from the editors, the volume's expert contributors explore a range of core topics in English grammar, beginning with issues in grammar writing and methodology. Chapters in part II then examine the various theoretical approaches to grammar, such as cognitive, constructional, and generative approaches, followed by the chapters in part III, which comprehensively cover the different subdomains of grammar, including compounds, phrase structure, clause types, tense and aspect, and information structure. Part IV offers coverage of the relationship between grammar and other fields - lexis, phonology, meaning, and discourse - while the concluding part of the book investigates grammatical change over time, regional variation, and genre and literary variation. The handbook's wide-ranging coverage will appeal to researchers and students of English language and linguistics from undergraduate level upwards.

Advanced English Grammar

Aarts, B. (2011), Oxford Modern English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Aarts, B. (2018), English Syntax and Argumentation (5th edn).

Author: Ilse Depraetere

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350069906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 117

With more than 50 years of teaching experience between them, Ilse Depraetere and Chad Langford present a grammar pitched precisely at advanced learners of English who need to understand how the English language really works without getting lost in the complex specifics. Now fully updated and revised throughout, the second edition of this book pulls from linguistic theory all the relevant notions that will enable the language student to fully grasp English grammar. After introducing form and function, the authors cover verbs, nouns, aspect and tense, modality and discourse. Readers are led through the underlying principles of language use, with the book presupposing only a basic grasp of linguistic terminology and focusing on the critical issues. Full of challenging exercises and supported by a companion website featuring an extensive answer key, a glossary and further exercises for study, this is the reference grammar of choice for both native and non-native English speakers.

English Syntax and Argumentation

What do we learn from analysing language in this way? This book examines the nuts and bolts of English syntax in an accessible way. Now in its fifth edition, English Syntax and Argumentation remains a student favourite.

Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781137605795

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 402

View: 629

How can we go about describing the structure of sentences? What do we learn from analysing language in this way? This book examines the nuts and bolts of English syntax in an accessible way. The book starts with a discussion of the basic concepts that underpin the study of syntax, then moves on to more complex issues. Each chapter carefully explains technical terms and uses easy-to-follow examples and hands-on exercises to illuminate key ideas. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised throughout, and a new chapter on information structuring has been added. From words and phrases to constituency and argumentation, the book's broad coverage and clear organisation make it essential reading for all students of English and linguistics who are encountering the study of syntax for the first time.

Dictionary of Modern English Grammar

This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions.

Author:

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840223088

Category: English language

Page: 207

View: 700

This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

In this new edition of the original Dictionary, David Crystal goes beyond the popular mythology surrounding Fowler's reputation to retrace his method and arrive at a fresh evaluation of his place in the history of linguistic thought.

Author: H. W. Fowler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615110

Category: Reference

Page: 832

View: 719

'What grammarians say should be has perhaps less influence on what shall be than even the more modest of them realize ...' No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered the best arbiter of good practice. In this new edition of the original Dictionary, David Crystal goes beyond the popular mythology surrounding Fowler's reputation to retrace his method and arrive at a fresh evaluation of his place in the history of linguistic thought. With a wealth of entertaining examples he looks at Fowler's stated principles and the tensions between his prescriptive and descriptive temperaments. He shows that the Dictionary does a great more than make normative recommendations and express private opinion. In addition he offers a modern perspective on some 300 entries, in which he shows how English has changed since the 1920s. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Oxford Reference Grammar

The Oxford Reference Grammar is a readable and up-to-date guide to modern English grammar.

Author: Sidney Greenbaum

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780198600442

Category: English language

Page: 410

View: 420

The Oxford Reference Grammar is a readable and up-to-date guide to modern English grammar. Designed for native English-speakers around the world, it presents the key points from Sidney Greenbaum's authoritative work The Oxford English Grammar in a concise and accessible form for the non-specialist. The Oxford Reference Grammar gives invaluable guidance on all aspects of word types verbs, nouns, adjectives, and pronouns and word structures, including phrases, clauses, and sentences.Arranged thematically, it describes grammar as it is in use today, giving evidence of use in hundreds of quotations based on English as it is really spoken and written. Text is broken up into digestible, easy-to-follow sections and is complemented by a full glossary of grammatical terms and an introductory chapter on the history of the English language and its grammar.

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

This book is an accessible and authoritative A-Z that provides up-to-date definitions of over 1,600 current grammatical terms, with hundreds of useful example sentences and helpful quotations from the scholarly literature.

Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199658237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 984

This book is an accessible and authoritative A-Z that provides up-to-date definitions of over 1,600 current grammatical terms, with hundreds of useful example sentences and helpful quotations from the scholarly literature. An invaluable guide to all those interested in the English language.

Latest English Dictionary New Sentences

285 Oxford Modern English Grammar overlapping distribution See distribution . Oxford comma See punctuation . Oxford English Grammar A * corpus - based ...

Author: Salim Khan Anmol

Publisher: Sakha Global Books (Sakha Books)

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 472

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Latest English Dictionary & New Sentences is a recently launched book of Sakha Global Books (Sakha Books) publication to hold good command over English language. This is an excellent resource for all students who wish to learn, write and speak English language from zero level. A Perfect English book for self-study, the series follows a guided-learning approach that gives students access to a full answer key with model answers. Developed by experienced IELTS tutors, the series takes into account the specific language needs of learners at this level. A lower-level exam practice book designed to improve the level of students who plan to take the IELTS test in the future. This book has been divided into sections and each section has been further divided into lessons. have been given, wherever necessary. Also, exercises are given at the end of every lesson for practice and solutions at the end of the book. A lot of students have studied English for years but still aren’t able to speak English on an advanced level. They have tried many methods, attending classes, learning how to pronounce every single word and even getting a private English tutor to improve their spoken English, yet they still have a hard time pronouncing English words correctly or feeling too nervous to speak. The Best Proven Way to Learn and Speak English This book does not just tell you what is required but also gives details and exercises for success. If you follow the book and do the exercises, you will quickly see your speaking improve. You will be given the knowledge and resources, but you must use the methods if you want to improve your English speaking. This book has been divided into sections and each section has been further divided into lessons. have been given, wherever necessary. Also, exercises are given at the end of every lesson for practice and solutions at the end of the book. Salient Features of the Book: • Self-Sufficient, Self-Study Book. • Detailed Explanation of English Grammar Topics. • Easy tools for Written and Spoken English. • Complete Guide to Error-free usage of English in day-to-day life. • Easy to Grasp Language for better understanding. This book has been designed to help you learn English in an easy and proper way. This is a clearly structured introductory English learning book intended to offer readers an advanced fluency in both spoken and written English. English pronunciations are given in easy way helping the readers to understand the complexities of English pronunciation. - Author, Salim Khan Anmol

The Handbook of English Linguistics

Oxford modern English grammar ... The verb in contemporary English: Theory and description. ... The Oxford handbook of English grammar.

Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119540577

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 121

Second edition of this popular Handbook bringing together stimulating discussions of core English linguistics topics in a single, authoritative volume—includes numerous new and thoroughly updated chapters The second edition of the popular Handbook of English Linguistics brings together stimulating discussions of the core topics in English linguistics in a single, authoritative volume. Written by an international team of experts, the chapters cover syntax, methodology, phonetics and phonology, lexis and morphology, variation, stylistics, and discourse, and also provide discussions of theoretical and descriptive research in the field. The revised edition includes new and updated chapters on English Corpus Linguistics, experimental approaches, complements and adjuncts, English phonology and morphology, lexicography, and more. In-depth yet accessible chapters introduce key areas of English linguistics, discuss relevant research, and suggest future research directions. An important academic contribution to the field, this book: Presents thirty-two in-depth, yet accessible, chapters that discuss new research findings across the field, written by both established and emerging scholars from around the world Builds upon the very successful first edition, published in 2006 Incorporates new trends in English linguistics, including digital research methods and theoretical advances in all subfields Suggests future research directions The Handbook of English Linguistics, 2nd Edition is an essential reference work for researchers and students working in the field of English language and linguistics.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

... Wiley-Blackwell, 2006); Syntactic Gradience (OUP, 2007); Oxford Modern English Grammar (OUP, 2011); and The Verb Phrase in English (CUP, 2013).

Author: Terttu Nevalainen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190627883

Category: English language

Page: 942

View: 205

The availability of large electronic corpora has caused major shifts in linguistic research, including the ability to analyze much more data than ever before, and to perform micro-analyses of linguistic structures across languages. This has historical linguists to rethink many standardassumptions about language history, and methods and approaches that are relevant to the study of it. The field is now interested in, and attracts, specialists whose fields range from statistical modeling to acoustic phonetics. These changes have even transformed linguists' perceptions of the veryprocesses of language change, particularly in English, the most studied language in historical linguistics due to the size of available data and its status as a global language.The Oxford Handbook of the History of English takes stock of recent advances in the study of the history of English, broadening and deepening the understanding of the field. It seeks to suggest ways to rethink the relationship of English's past with its present, and make transparent the variety ofconditions and processes that have been instrumental in shaping that history. Setting a new standard of cross-theoretical collaboration, it covers the field in an innovative way, providing diachronic accounts of major influences such as language contact, and typological processes that have shapedEnglish and its varieties, as well as highlighting recent and ongoing developments of Englishes - celebrating the vitality of language change over the centuries and the many contexts and processes through which language change occurs.

The History of Grammar in Foreign Language Teaching

Bibliography Aarts, Bas, Oxford Modern English Grammar (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). Actes du Deuxième Congrès international des Linguistes ...

Author: Simon Coffey

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048544475

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 249

Taking a broadly chronological approach, this volume of original essays traces the origins of the concept of 'grammar'. In doing so, it charts the social, moral and cultural factors that have shaped the development of grammar from Antiquity, via the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Modern Europe, to current education systems and language learning pedagogy. The chapters examine key turning points in the history of language teaching epistemology, focusing on grammar for 'foreign' language teaching across different European cultural contexts. Bringing together leading scholars of classical and modern languages education, this book offers the first single-source reference on the evolving concept of grammar across cultural and linguistic borders in Western language education. It therefore represents a valuable resource for teachers, teacher-educators and course designers, as well as students and scholars of historical linguistics, and of second and foreign language education.

Corpus linguistics on the move

... articles on English grammar and corpus linguistics, most recently the Oxford Modern English Grammar (O.U.P., 2011), The Verb Phrase in English (C.U.P., ...

Author: María José López-Couso

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004321349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

View: 534

Corpus linguistics on the move: Exploring and understanding English through corpora comprises fourteen contributions covering key issues in English corpus linguistics, including corpus compilation and annotation, original perspectives from specialized corpora, and insightful discussions of various grammatical and pragmatic features.