The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar
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 since the 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.
adjunct adverb affix analysis anaphora applied apposition auxiliary verb base CaGEL cataphora clause structure Compare complex compound condition conjunction constituent construction context contrast coordination count nouns denote derived describe determinatives dictionary direct object distinction e.g. CGEL element ellipsis English Grammar expressed finite formal frameworks function genitive gradience grammarians head indicate infinitive inflection interrogative clauses intransitive label language lexeme lexical item lexical verb linguistic unit main clause main verb meaning modal verbs modifier morpheme Morphology non-finite notion noun phrase OMEG particular passive past participle past perfect past tense person phrasal phrase structure grammar plural polysemy position predicative complement prepositional phrase present perfect present tense pro-form pronouns reference relationship relative clause rules semantic role sense singular speaker subjunctive subordinate clause suffix syntactic syntax Systemic Grammar to-infinitive traditional grammar transformational grammar transitive verb typically uncount usage usually utterance verb form verb phrase word class