Author(s): Bas Aarts
Oxford's new and definitive guide to grammar is written by a leading expert in the field and covers both British and American English. Its impressive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly. An authoritative and engaging guide to what grammar is and how it can be used.
PART I: THE BASICS; 1. An overview of English grammar; PART II: FORM AND FUNCTION; 2. Word structure and word formation; 3. Word classes and simple phrases; 4. Grammatical functions, semantic roles, and tree diagrams; PART III: PHRASE AND CLAUSE PATTERNS; 5. Complex phrases and coordination; 6. Clause types and negation; 7. Finite subordinate clauses; 8. Non-finite and verbless subordinate clauses; PART IV: GRAMMAR AND MEANING; 9. Tense and aspect; 10. Mood; 11. Information structuring; APPENDIX 1: ENGLISH IRREGULAR VERBS; APPENDIX 2: THE STRUCTURE OF THE ICE-GB CORPUS; NOTES AND FURTHER READING; REFERENCES; INDEX