The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

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English grammar has changed a great deal since the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and it is a subject that can provide a complex minefield of uncertainties within the language. This accessible and comprehensive dictionary comes to the aid of both the general reader and the student or teacher, offering straightforward and immediate A-Z access to 1,000 grammatical terms and their meanings. All the currently accepted terms of grammar are included, as well as older, traditional names, controversial new coinages, and items from the study of other languages. Concise definitions of the wider subject of linguistics, including phonetics and transformational grammar, are accompanied by examples of language in use, and frequent quotations from existing works on grammar.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 figures
  • 0192800876
  • 9780192800879
  • 316,055

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grammar as the total system of the language, embracing historical linguistics, phonetics, phonology, morphology and much else ... well defined and well illustrated with quotations from grammarians ancient and modern. TLSshow more

About Sylvia Chalker

Edmund Weiner is co-editor of the OED, Second edition, and author (with Andrew Delahunty) of the Oxford Guide to English Usage. Sylvia Chalker is the author of Current English Grammar, and a contributor to the Oxford Companion to the English Language.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; ORGANIZATION; DICTIONARY; LIST OF WORDS CITED; LIST OF FIGURES; FIGURES.show more

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