ISBN 9788131733431,A Comprehensive Grammar Of The English Language

A Comprehensive Grammar Of The English Language



Pearson India

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788131733431

ISBN-10 8131733432


Number of Pages 1779 Pages
Language (English)

Grammar books

This Book, A Comprehensive Grammar Of The English Language, Provides A Wide Coverage, Incorporating New Research Into Linguistics And Grammar, And Contemporary Usage. It Has Taken Into Account Feedback And Reviews From Students, Language Scholars And Writers.

The Book Begins By Going Into The Need To Study English, And Why It Has Become Imperative For People Around The World To Learn This Language. It Looks At How English Has Established Itself As The Language Of The World, And At The Need To Understand English Grammar To Properly Communicate In English.

The Authors Then Provide An Overview Of English Grammar. They Then Plunge Into The Subject, Beginning With Verbs And Auxiliaries, The Semantics Of The Verb Phrase, Nouns And Determiners, Pronouns And Numerals, Adjectives And Adverbs, And The Semantics And Grammar Of Adverbials.

The Book Then Covers Phrases And Sentences - Prepositions And Prepositional Phrases, The Simple Sentence, Sentence Types And Discourse Functions, Pro-Forms And Ellipses, Coordination And The Complex Sentence.

Next, The Book Covers Syntactic And Semantic Functions Of Subordinate Clauses, Complementation Of Verbs And Adjectives, The Noun Phrase, And Theme Focus And Informative Processing. The Last Chapter Is From Sentence To Text.

The Are Three Appendices In The Book. Appendix I - Word Formation. Appendix Ii - Stress, Rhythm, And Intonation. Appendix Iii - Punctuation.

This Book Contains A Detailed Look At The Grammar And Organization Of The English Language.

About The Authors

Randolph Quirk Was An English Professor And Author.

Randolph Quirk Was Born In The Isle Of Man In 1920. He Studied English At The University College London. He Received An Ms, A Ph.D And A D.Litt And Became A Lecturer At That University. He Was Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow At Yale And Michigan And Later A Reader At University Of Durham. He Then Returned To Ucl As A Professor And Remained There Until 1981.

Geoffrey Leech Was A Professor Of Linguistics And Modern English.

Geoffrey Leech Was Born In 1936. He Is A Member Of The Norwegian Academy Of Science And Letters. He Was A Professor Of Linguistics And Modern English At The Lancaster University. Later, He Became A Research Professor In Linguistics. He Is Emeritus Professor Of Linguistics At Lancaster University.

Jan Svartvik Is An Academic And Author.

Jan Svartvik Is A Scandinavian Scholar Of English Language. He Is Emeritus Professor At The University Of Lund, Sweden. He Has Published Several Papers On English Language And Grammar. He Is A Member Of Prestigious Institutions Like The Royal Academy Of Letters, History And Antiquities, And The Royal Swedish Academy Of Sciences.

Sidney Greenbaum Was A Scholar Of The English Language.

Sidney Greenbaum Was Born In 1929. He Was In The Faculty Of The University College London As The Quain Professor Of English Language And Literature. He Also Served As The Director Of The Survey Of English Usage.

These Scholars Collaborated On Many Textbooks On English Grammar Including - A University Grammar Of English.