Oxford Modern English Grammar

Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199533199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

View: 8536

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 English Grammar(H)

Author: Sidney Greenbaum

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780198612506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 652

View: 7263

Covers written and spoken British and American English and reviews grammar, usage, punctuation, and phonetics

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

Author: Bas Aarts,Sylvia Chalker,Edmund Weiner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191079006

Category: Reference

Page: 464

View: 5899

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 sincethe 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.

Oxford guide to English grammar

Author: John Eastwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780194313346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 446

View: 1972

The Oxford Guide to English Grammar is a systematic account of grammatical forms and the way they are used in modern standard English. It is designed for learners at intermediate and advanced levels and for teachers, and is equally suitable for quick reference to details or for the moreleisured study of grammatical topics. The emphasis is on meaning in the choice of grammatical pattern, and on the use of patterns in texts and in conversations.

Oxford Modern English Grammar

Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199533199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 6261

Oxford's new and definitive guide to grammar is written by a leading expert in the field and covers both British and American English. Its impressive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly. An authoritative and engaging guide to what grammar is and how it can be used.

Oxford Modern English Grammar

Author: Bas Aarts

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199533199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 8357

Oxford's new and definitive guide to grammar is written by a leading expert in the field and covers both British and American English. Its impressive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly. An authoritative and engaging guide to what grammar is and how it can be used.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 742

View: 8364

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.

Explaining English Grammar

A Guide to Explaining Grammar for Teachers of English as a Second Or Foreign Language.

Author: George Yule

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194371728

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 333

View: 5780

The aim of this book is to provide teachers with a fresh approach to thinking about English grammar, Each chapter focuses on a problematic area, for example "Articles", "Conditionals", and "Direct and indirect speech". First the basic grammatical form is described, and then the meaning distinctions conveyed by particular forms. The final section of each chapter shows how meaning can be shaped by context and communicative purpose. The book includes exercises, teaching ideas, and a glossary.

Modern English Grammar

Structure, Meanings, and Usage

Author: K.S. Yadurajan

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 9780198082958

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 6178

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.

The Oxford Reference Grammar

Author: Sidney Greenbaum,E. S. C. Weiner

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780198600442

Category: English language

Page: 410

View: 6238

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.

Oxford A-Z of English Usage

Author: Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199652457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 7974

This handy guide provides crystal-clear help with writing correctly and appropriately in everyday situations. Arranged alphabetically, the book contains concise entries with guidance on individual words and phrases, and longer entries on broader topics such as overused words, bullet points, and avoiding sexist language.

Introduction to the Grammar of English

Author: Rodney Huddleston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521297042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 483

View: 4241

This textbook provides a thorough and precise account of all the major areas of English grammar. For practical reasons the author concentrates on Standard English and only selected aspects of its regional variation. The book is written for students who may have no previous knowledge of linguistics and little familiarity with 'traditional' grammar. All grammatical terms, whether traditional or more recent, are therefore carefully explained, and in the first three chapters the students is introduced to the theoretical concepts and methodological principles needed to follow the later descriptive chapters. Nevertheless, the book is more than a straightforward 'grammar of English'. Rodney Huddleston does not espouse any formalised contemporary model of syntax and morphology, but he adopts the framework of modern 'structural' linguistics, in a very broad understanding of that term. The grammatical categories postulated derive from a study of the combinational and contrastive relationships the words and other forms enter into, and Dr Huddleston pays particular attention to the problem of choosing between alternative analyses and justifying the analysis he proposes. In this sense his book is addressed to the student of linguistics, who will find Introduction to the Grammar of English a much needed foundation for more advanced work in theoretical linguistics.

Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation

Author: John Seely

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019966918X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 3963

Including examples of real usage, this handy volume provides clear information about grammar and punctuation that we need on a day-to-day basis in over 300 entries.Revised and updated, The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation offers accessible and coherent explanations across a broad range of topics, and is the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with grammar and punctuation. Both easy to use andcomprehensive, it is an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Author: R. E. Allen

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 9780198609476

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

View: 2914

This invaluable reference work offers the best and most sought-after advice on English grammar based on Henry Fowler's original, which is still a classic text after nearly 80 years. Updated with the use of Oxford's unique language databases, it comprises over 4,200 entries giving clear recommendations on grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and writing style. DT Advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in English usage, such as the split infinitive, infer or imply, who or whom DT Broad coverage of British and American English, including examples from all over the English-speaking world DT Wide-ranging illustrative quotations from well-known authors, such as Julian Barnes and A. S. Byatt, and international newspapers and journals

Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler,Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199661359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 928

View: 2896

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.

English Grammar

Prescriptive, Descriptive, Generative, Performance

Author: Kathryn Louise Riley,Frank Parker

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205200252

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 9381

For graduates or advanced undergraduates going into a profession that entails analyzing other people's speech, such as English, linguistics, speech-language pathology, and teaching English as a second language. Explains the history, goals, strengths, and weaknesses of the four main approaches to Eng

The Little Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

Author: Sylvia Chalker

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780198602101

Category: English language

Page: 280

View: 9820

Designed as both an accessible introduction and lasting reference guide to English grammar, this Dictionary contains all the accepted grammatical terms used in English today, along with some of the old traditional names. Its clear A-Z arrangement makes it easy for the user to locate an individual item. At the same time, over twenty tables and diagrams and careful cross-referencing help to explain grammar as a coherent and meaningful system. An appendix, new to this revised edition, covers many of the common problems encountered in writing English and shows you how to avoid them.

Oxford Thesaurus of English

Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199560811

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 988

View: 8047

Developed using evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, this fully revised text offers more up-to-date and complete coverage of synonyms and antonyms than any other A-Z thesaurus. Increased coverage now includes hundreds of new phrases and idioms, and newly selected examples of real English showing how words are used, and helping to guide you to the right meaning. New features include the Word Toolkit which helps you choose the best word matches based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the popular Word Link feature points you to related words. Look up 'sleep' and find the words 'sedative', 'hypnotic', and 'soporific', and find related prefixes. The redesigned centre section provides convenient lists of words by topic, from society and religion, to fashion and technology, in addition to lists of foreign, and archaic words and phrases. An invaluable resource for puzzlers, or anyone wishing to broaden their vocabulary. The Oxford Thesaurus of English is ideal for anyone who wants a comprehensive and authoritative thesaurus of current English, for use by writers and editors, students, and crossword and puzzle solvers at work or at home. The thesaurus includes 12 months' access* to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service, Oxford Dictionaries Online, updated regularly with the latest developments to words and meanings, so you will have the most accurate picture of English available. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online. Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.