A Students Introduction to English Grammar.pdf

This groundbreaking undergraduate textbook on modem 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), winner of the 2004 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award of the Linguistic Society of America. The analyses defended there are out- lined 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 spe- cially 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 linguis- tics. It contains exercises and a wealth of other features, and will provide a basis for introductions to grammar and courses on the struct

A Students Introduction to English Grammar.pdf

This groundbreaking undergraduate textbook on modem 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), winner of the 2004 Leonard Bloomfield Book Award of 
the Linguistic Society of America. The analyses defended there are out-
lined 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 spe-
cially 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 linguis-
tics. It contains exercises and a wealth of other features, 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. Students will achieve 
an accurate understanding of grammar that will both enhance their lan-
guage skills and provide a solid grounding for further linguistic study.





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