The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar
English grammar has changed a great deal since the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and it is a subject that can provide a complex minefield of uncertainties within the language. This accessible and comprehensive dictionary comes to the aid of both the general reader and the student orteacher, offering straightforward and immediate A-Z access to 1,000 grammatical terms and their meanings.All the currently accepted terms of grammar are included, as well as older, traditional names, controversial new coinages, and items from the study of other languages. Concise definitions of the wider subject of linguistics, including phonetics and transformational grammar, are accompanied byexamples of language in use, and frequent quotations from existing works on grammar.
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accent adjective adjuncts adverb allophones analysis anaphoric articulation auxiliary BASILECT cataphoric classiﬁed clause or sentence clause structure collocation Compare complement compound conjunction consonant context contrast coordination count nouns deﬁned deﬁnition denoting derived described dictionary diphthong direct object disjunct distinction element English example expressing ﬁnite ﬁrst fricative function genitive glottal grammarians indeﬁnite inﬁnitive inﬂected intonation J. R. FIRTH label language lexeme linguistic unit meaning modiﬁed morpheme Morphology nasal normally noun phrase occur Oxford particular passive past participle past tense person Phonetics Phonology pitch plosives plural position predicate prepositional phrase pro-form pronouns pronunciation QUIRK reference relationship relative clause rules semantic sense singular speaker speciﬁc speech sound stress subjunctive subordinate clause sufﬁx syllable syntactic syntax Systemic-Functional Grammar term is particularly theory tongue traditional grammar Transformational Grammar Transformational-Generative Grammar usage usually utterance verb phrase vocal voice voiceless vowel word class word or phrase