Thinking English Grammar

... published on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his English Grammar ( 1795 ) , I tried to define the set of ... The question may be raised about the originality of those criteria , since Murray's grammatical rules are , to a ...

Author: Xavier Dekeyser

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042907630

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 508

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Thinking English Grammar. To Honour Xavier Dekeyser, Professor Emeritus contains papers by 34 colleagues of professor Dekeyser on subjects that have interested him throughout his career. His research has mainly been devoted to the history of English, and it is only natural that the first and longest section should consist of 11 papers on variation in English, both diachronic and synchronic. The second, barely shorter with its 9 papers, is devoted to the description of various aspects of modern English; some of these papers shade off into theoretical linguistics. Professor Dekeyser having obtained his Ph.D. on grammaticography, there is a third section on "Grammar from the Past", with 5 papers. The final section, 9 papers on "Language Teaching and Contrast", honours the eminent teacher of literally thousands of budding anglicists.

Advanced English Grammar

Greenbaum, S. (1995),The Oxford English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Grice, H. P.(1975), Logic and Conversation', inP.Cole and J. Morgan (eds), Syntax and Semantics3: Speech Acts, New York: Academic Press, pp. 41–58.

Author: Ilse Depraetere

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441199034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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Depraetere and Langford, with 40 years of teaching experience between them, 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 specifics. Most linguistically-oriented grammars of English can be intimidating and complex. On the other hand, the more basic practical grammars also available are often not advanced enough. 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. It does not get bogged down in huge amounts of detail and focuses on the crucial issues. Full of exercises and with attention paid to moving the reader through their course, this is the desk reference grammar of choice for both native and non-native English speakers.

Introducing English Grammar

For further reading on the analysis of English grammar, the most useful compendious treatment is Quirk etal. (1972), and its abridgement, Quirk and Greenbaum (1973). These contain a large number of references to works on particular ...

Author: David J. Young

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415078900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 125

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Introducing English Grammar provides a basic grounding in English grammar, without going into too much detail or theory, and will lay the foundation for further grammatical studies. David Young presents English grammar in a coherent and lively way. He dispels the popular notion among students that grammar is simply a set of dreary rules and argues for the importance of grammar in describing the structure and function of language itself. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter and the book includes integrated diagrams and a glossary of technical terms at the back of the book.

English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

-What is English grammar ? —Into how many parts is grammar de vided ? -What does Orthography teach ? ETYMOLOGY AND SYNTAX . LECTURE II . OF NOUNS AND VERBS . ETYMOLOGY treats of the different sorts of words , their various modifications ...

Author: Samuel Kirkham

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN1RPM

Category: English language

Page: 228

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An English Grammar

Theory respecting them , INNOVATIONS in some parts of English grammar are easily made , 30 , 58 , 59 They should be admitted with caution , 30 , 58 , 59 , 134 ... 136 , 364 Dr. Johnson's opinion of them , INSTRUCTION , moral and ...

Author: Lindley Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433069255325

Category: English language

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The Comic English Grammar

A New and Facetious Introduction to the English Tongue Percival Leigh. must amplify this part of the Grammar for himself : and we recommend him to substitute for “ to love , " some word less harrowing to a sensitive mind : as ...

Author: Percival Leigh

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101068141330

Category: English language

Page: 228

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English Grammar For Dummies

Machines aren't as smart as people (especially people who've already shown their intelligence by reading English Grammar For Dummies). Take a look at the words your device inserts, changes, or identifies as wrong.

Author: Geraldine Woods

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119376613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Get the last word on English grammar Grasping the intricacies of the English language doesn't need to be tricky, and this down-to-earth guide breaks everything down in ways that make sense—Revealing rules, tips, and tricks to eliminate confusion and gain clarity, English Grammar For Dummies gives you everything you need to communicate with confidence! Good grammar lays the foundation for speaking and writing clearly. This easy-to-follow book will help you become a more articulate, effective communicator. Covering everything from the building blocks of a sentence to those pesky rules of punctuation, it offers the practical guidance you need to communicate in a way that would make any English teacher proud. Improve your speaking skills Clearly compose written communications Get the latest techniques for continuous improvement Write a winning college entrance exam or compelling business presentation Stop worrying about the grammar police and become more confident with your words!

An introduction to English grammar on universal principles

English Grammar . The principles of language should teach us how to say exactly what we mean , but this is no easy matter in the present imperfect state of general science . The rules of grammar , however , are intended to teach us ...

Author: Hugh DOHERTY (Miscellaneous Writer.)

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ISBN: BL:A0019427021

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English Grammar in Familiar Lectures Illustrated

Wherein does Particular grammar differ from universal?—What is the standard of grammatical accuracy?—What is Philosophical grammar?—What is Practical grammar?—What is a principle of grammar?—A definition?—A rule?—What is English grammar ...

Author: SAMUEL KIRKHAM

Publisher: Full Moon Publications

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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This work is mainly designed as a Reading-Book for Schools. In the first part of it, the principles of reading are developed and explained in a scientific and practical manner, and so familiarly illustrated in their application to practical examples as to enable even the juvenile mind very readily to comprehend their nature and character, their design and use, and thus to acquire that high degree of excellence, both, in reading and speaking, which all desire, but to which few attain. The last part of the work, contains Selections from the greatest master-pieces of rhetorical and poetical composition, both ancient and modern. Many of these selections are taken from the most elegant and classical American authors—writers whose noble productions have already shed an unfading lustre, and stamped immortality upon the literature of our country.—In the select part of the work, rhetorical marks are also employed to point out the application of the principles laid down in the first part.—The very favorable reception of the work by the public, and its astonishingly rapid introduction into schools, since its first publication in 1833, excites in the author the most sanguine hopes in regard to its future success.

English Exercises Adapted to Murray s English Grammar

... are necessary appendages to the Grammar ; and serve to illustrate and enforce , as well as to extend , its rules and positions . three volumes are indeed intimately connected ; and constitute one uniform system of English Grammar .

Author: Lindley Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433069247884

Category: English language

Page: 207

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The Grammar of English Grammars

This author can see others ' faults better than GILCHRIST , JAMES ; English Grammar ; 8vo , his own . pp . 269 : 1st Edition , London , 1815 . FELTON , OLIVER C .; " A Concise Manual of GILES , JAMES ; English Grammar ; 12mo , pp .

Author: Goold Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006498542

Category: English language

Page: 1028

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A Complete English Grammar on a New Plan

Praxis on Grammar in General . Shewing what Part of Speech every Word is , and wby , by Grammatical Construction . Example , Good Boys love good Books ... 1 Is a Primative Pronoun of the first Person 2 Ii3 A Complete ENGLISH GRAMMAR , 365.

Author: Charles Wiseman

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11279299

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Page: 441

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English Grammar

A thorough and precise account of all the major areas of English grammar. This elementary textbook provides a step-by-step account of English grammar for all students needing a short descriptive overview of the structure of English.

Author: Rodney Huddleston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521311527

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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A thorough and precise account of all the major areas of English grammar.

English Grammar For Dummies

Packed with expert guidance, it covers everything from sentence basics to rules even your English teacher didn't know - if you want to brush up on your grammar, this is the only guide you'll ever need.

Author: Lesley J. Ward

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470687048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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If you're confused by commas, perplexed by pronouns, and plain terrified by tenses, English Grammar For Dummies will put your fears to rest. Packed with expert guidance, it covers everything from sentence basics to rules even your English teacher didn't know - if you want to brush up on your grammar, this is the only guide you'll ever need. Discover how to: avoid common grammatical errors; get to grips with apostrophes; structure sentences correctly; use verbs and find the right tense; and decide when to use slang or formal English.

English Grammar for Students of Chinese

A guide to English and Chinese grammar explains a concept as it applies to both English and Chinese, offers examples in English and Chinese, and provides a word-for-word analysis of Chinese examples.

Author: Matthew B. Christensen

Publisher: The Olivia and Hill Press

ISBN: 9780934034395

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 115

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A guide to English and Chinese grammar explains a concept as it applies to both English and Chinese, offers examples in English and Chinese, and provides a word-for-word analysis of Chinese examples.

English Grammar and Syntax

For the educated, this book is an invaluable resource, one that allows for easy reference to any grammatical concept imaginable. the book gives thousands of examples, but it also provides explicit reasoning why we should speak and write ...

Author: Tim Avants

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595283156

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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For the educated, this book is an invaluable resource, one that allows for easy reference to any grammatical concept imaginable. the book gives thousands of examples, but it also provides explicit reasoning why we should speak and write following certain patterns. Don't feel like studying for hours to learn a concept? Look here for the diagrams you need to understand why things go where they go in a sentence. Did he act foolish? OR Did he act foolishly? Both answers are here. If you are in college, grad school, or simply interested, you decide what you want to know-your answers are here. Written by two professors who hate to condescend but love to teach, English Grammar and Syntax cuts through the pedantic wasteland.

The New English Grammar

Unlike Latin , English has word order and is somewhat free of inflections . Structural grammar has its roots in the work of Leonard Bloomfield ( 1933 ) , C . C . Fries ( 1940 ) , Bernard Bloch and George L . Trager ( 1942 ) , Henry L ...

Author: Charles Lamar Thompson

Publisher: Fearon Teacher Aids

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034047477

Category: English language

Page: 103

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Collins Cobuild English Grammar

Collins COBUILD English Grammar is an authoritative reference tool for advanced students and teachers of English . The result of a thorough analysis of written and spoken English , it provides a clear and detailed picture of modern ...

Author: John Sinclair

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106018149762

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 486

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Collins COBUILD English Grammar is an authoritative reference tool for advanced students and teachers of English. The result of a thorough analysis of written and spoken English, it provides a clear and detailed picture of modern English grammar.

English Grammar

Presenting the linguistic basis for courses and projects on translation, contrastive linguistics, stylistics, reading and discourse studies, this book illustrates grammatical usage through authentic texts from a range of sources, both ...

Author: Angela Downing

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415287871

Category: Education

Page: 610

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Presenting the linguistic basis for courses and projects on translation, contrastive linguistics, stylistics, reading and discourse studies, this book illustrates grammatical usage through authentic texts from a range of sources, both spoken and written. This new edition has been thoroughly rewritten and redesigned to include many new texts and examples of language in use. Key features include: chapters divided into modules of class-length materials; a wide variety of authentic texts and transcriptions to illustrate points of grammar and to contextualise structure; clear chapter and module summaries enabling efficient class preparation and student revision; exercises and topics for individual study; answer key for analytical exercises; comprehensive index; select biography; suggestions for further reading; and a companion website. This up-to-date descriptive grammar is a complete course for first degree and postgraduate students of English, and is particularly suited for those whose native language is not English.