A Student's Introduction to English Grammar by Rodney Huddleston,Geoffrey K. Pullum

By Rodney Huddleston,Geoffrey K. Pullum

This groundbreaking undergraduate textbook on smooth usual English grammar is the 1st to be in line with the innovative advances of the authors' prior paintings, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). The analyses defended there are defined right here extra in brief, in an engagingly obtainable and casual variety. blunders of the older culture of English grammar are famous and corrected, and the excesses of prescriptive utilization manuals are firmly rebutted in specifically highlighted notes that specify what older experts have referred to as 'incorrect' and convey why these professionals are wrong. This ebook is meant for college students in schools or universities who've very little prior history in grammar, and presupposes no linguistics. It comprises routines, and may offer a foundation for introductions to grammar and classes at the constitution of English not just in linguistics departments but in addition in English language and literature departments and colleges of education.

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