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    DescriptionThis groundbreaking undergraduate textbook on modern Standard English grammar is the first to be based on the revolutionary advances of the authors' previous work, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). The analyses defended there are outlined here more briefly, in an engagingly accessible and informal style. Errors of the older tradition of English grammar are noted and corrected, and the excesses of prescriptive usage manuals are firmly rebutted in specially highlighted notes that explain what older authorities have called 'incorrect' and show why those authorities are mistaken. This book is intended for students in colleges or universities who have little or no previous background in grammar, and presupposes no linguistics. It contains exercises, and will provide a basis for introductions to grammar and courses on the structure of English not only in linguistics departments but also in English language and literature departments and schools of education.


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    Title
    A Student's Introduction to English Grammar
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rodney D. Huddleston, By (author) Geoffrey K. Pullum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 322
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 700 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521612883
    ISBN 10: 0521612888
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC22: 428.2
    BIC subject category V2: CFK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN006000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    BIC subject category V2: E, 2AB, JN
    LC classification: PE1112 .H79 2005
    Thema V1.0: CFK
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    14 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Rodney Huddleston is a principal author of The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (ISBN 0521431468) which won the 2004 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award of the Linguistic Society of America. Geoffrey K. Pullum is a principal author of The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (ISBN 0521431468) which won the 2004 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award of the Linguistic Society of America.
    Review quote
    '... this grammar is a thought provoking book and a challenging read for grammarians working along more traditional or mainstream lines.' Moderna Sprak '... this book stands out as a remarkable achievement in both the descriptive and generative textbook tradition ...' Acta Linguistica Hungarica
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. A rapid overview; 3. Verbs, tense, aspect, and mood; 4. Clause structure, complements, and adjuncts; 5. Nouns and noun phrases; 6. Adjectives and adverbs; 7. Prepositions and preposition phrases; 8. Negation and related phenomena; 9. Clause type: asking, exclaiming, and directing; 10. Subordination and content clauses; 11. Relative clauses; 12. Grade and comparison; 13. Non-finite clauses and clauses without verbs; 14. Coordination and more; 15. Information packaging in the clause; 16. Morphology: words and lexemes; Further reading; Glossary; Index.