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Most popular Grammar, syntax & morphology books

The most popular Grammar, syntax & morphology books currently available. Updated weekly.
Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing
Smashing Grammar: A guide to improving your writing skills and avoiding common mistakes
A comprehensive guide to sharpening your grammar.
Grammar Geek
Get your geek on.
Don't Believe A Word: The Surprising Truth About Language
A mind-boggling journey through the phenomenon of language, busting nine common myths about humanity's greatest achievement
Metaphors We Live by
George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that basic metaphors used in everyday speech not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning.
English Grammar: A University Course
Introduction to Attic Greek: Answer Key
Suitable for instructors and independent language students, this title provides the answers to the exercises.
Syntactic Theory
Clear, practical and accessible, Syntactic Theory introduces students to theory building and evaluation through Government-Binding Theory. Now fully updated, this second edition features new chapters on the Minimalist Program, expanded chapters on Phrase Structure and Functional Categories and extensively revised end-of-chapter exercises.
Book of Middle English
Introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400. This title introduces the language of the time, giving guidance on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and regional dialects. It includes extracts from 'Pearl' and Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde".
Teaching Tenses
Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar
The world's greatest authority on language explains the secrets and subtleties of the grammar of English. David Crystal explores its history and varieties, explains its rules and irregularities and shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls. He gives practical guidance on how grammar is used in different ways for different purposes and in different social settings., In a series of revealing illustrations he also considers what learned and prominent people have said about English grammar over the centuries. Like its three companion volumes Making Sense will appeal to everyone interested in the English language and how to use it.
Discover Grammar
An enthusiastic and practical approach to language learningA riveting and valuable combination of David Crystal's language expertise and Geoff Barton's sound, practical classroom experience. Essential reference for every class working towards GCSE and Standard Grade.
Syntax: A Generative Introduction
Andrew Carnie's bestselling textbook on syntax retains its popularity due to its combination of straightforward language, comprehensive coverage, and numerous exercises. In this third edition, topics have been updated, new exercises added, and the online resources have been expanded.
Mainland Southeast Asian Languages: A Concise Typological Introduction
A student-oriented introduction that applies the main concepts of typology, phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, language variation and language contact, to the study of Southeast Asian languages. It is ideal for students of Asia, Asian languages and linguistics, as well as students taking broader courses on Asian languages and language typology.
Mainland Southeast Asian Languages: A Concise Typological Introduction
A student-oriented introduction that applies the main concepts of typology, phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, language variation and language contact, to the study of Southeast Asian languages. It is ideal for students of Asia, Asian languages and linguistics, as well as students taking broader courses on Asian languages and language typology.
English for Presentations at International Conferences
English Grammar for Today: A New Introduction
Written by a team led by a world authority in English grammar, English Grammar for Today has established itself as a rich educational experience for both native- and non-native-speaking students.
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics
This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.
Introduction to Grammar for Language Learners
This book offers a simple introduction to the principles of grammar to help students preparing to study a foreign language. It uses examples from several widely-studied languages, including English, to show how the same principles apply across very different languages.
Word Nerd
It's time to get your nerd on.
Longman's Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English Paper
This grammar reference is written for the advanced student. It combines explanations of English grammar with information on how, when and why we use different structures. It shows the differences between spoken and written grammar and includes frequency information on the most common forms.
Introduction to Attic Greek
Gives student and instructors the comprehensive and accessible presentation of ancient Greek. This title features: readings based on actual texts and include unadapted passages from Xenophon, Lysias, Plato, Aristophanes, and Thucydides; composite list of verbs with principal parts, and an appendix of all paradigms; and, English-Greek glossaries.
Morphological Theory and the Morphology of English
A textbook introduction to morphological theory in the context of English. It offers graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in linguistics an accessible entry point to the primary literature in the field of morphology. It specifically focuses on generative theories of morphology.
English Language: Description, Variation and Context
Architecture of Language
In this book, Noam Chomsky reflects on the history of 'generative enterprise' - his approach to the study of languages that revolutionized our understanding of human languages and other cognitive systems.
English for Journalists: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Introduction to English Grammar
Analyzing Syntax Through Texts: Old, Middle, and Early Modern English
This textbook invites the student to explore early English syntax by looking at the linguistic characteristics of well- known texts throughout the early history of English. It shows how that piece of the language fits in to the broader picture of how English is developing and introduces the student to the real writing of the period.
Effective Writing in the Public Sector
Oxford Gothic Grammar
This volume provides a comprehensive reference grammar of Gothic, the earliest attested language of the Germanic family (apart from runic inscriptions). It is the first in English to draw on the recently discovered Bologna fragment and Crimean graffiti, in addition to the traditional Bible translation explored in most works to date.
Explain Me This: Creativity, Competition, and the Partial Productivity of Constructions
Don't Believe A Word: The Surprising Truth About Language
A mind-boggling journey through the phenomenon of language, busting nine common myths about humanity's greatest achievement
Meaning and the English Verb
This updated third edition is a text for teachers and advanced students of English as a second language. The third edition takes into account the subtle changes which are taking place in the language today to provide a clear and precise guide to English.
Lexical-Functional Syntax
Lexical-Functional Syntax, 2nd Edition, the definitive text for Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) with a focus on syntax, is updated to reflect recent developments in the field.
What is Morphology?
What is Morphology? is a concise and critical introduction to the central ideas of morphology, which has been revised and expanded to include additional material on morphological productivity and the mental lexicon, experimental and computational methods, and new teaching material.
Construction Grammar and its Application to English
What do speakers of English know in order to produce utterances that other speakers will understand? This book explains how knowledge of language is organized in speakers' minds. It explains how the theory of Construction Grammar relates to issues of language processing, language acquisition, and language variation and change.
Navigating English Grammar: A Guide to Analyzing Real Language
An engaging and fresh take on the rules and politics of English grammar, written in lively prose. It goes a step further than most books on grammar by providing an overview of the field, with a discussion of historical and current debates about grammar, and how we define, discuss, and approach it.
Modern Korean Grammar: A Practical Guide
Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech: A Corpus-based Study
Introduction to English Morphology: Words and Their Structure
What exactly are words? Are they the things that get listed in dictionaries, or are they the basic units of sentence structure? Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy explores the implications of these different approaches to words in English.
Relative Clauses: Structure and Variation in Everyday English
Brings to light largely unreported and unanalysed types of non-standard relative clauses in everyday English. A sophisticated and empirically rich analysis, it will be of interest to researchers and students working on syntax, the English language, language variation, corpus linguistics, experimental linguistics, and language change.
Minimalist Parsing
This book is the first dedicated to linguistic parsing - the processing of natural language according to the rules of a formal grammar - in the Minimalist Framework. Experts in the field show how the abstract theories of the Minimalist Program can be turned into working computer programs for processing sentences and analysing brain activity.
English Grammar for the Utterly Confused
A guide for students taking the GED to professionals writing business plans that explores the structures of English grammar and how to use them easily and proficiently. It explains English grammar in an easy-to-use format that gets the student comfortable with communication quickly and easily.
Student's Introduction to English Grammar
A Student's Introduction to English Grammar is a groundbreaking new textbook on English sentence structure for students in colleges and universities. Based on the authors' highly acclaimed earlier work The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, it is up to date and accessible, and contains exercises and special usage notes.
Grammar Rules: Grammar Rules
Suitable for Brits and Americans, this grammar-reference book offers well-crafted 'grammar lite' explanations as well as hundreds of tips and workarounds.
Historical Syntax of English
Aimed at advanced students, this book discusses a number of approaches to charting the major developments in the syntax of English. It discusses internal factors such as the loss of morphology and pressure from analogy. It also covers external factors such as the sociolinguistic impact of language and dialect contact.
Unkindness of Ravens: A Book of Collective Nouns
Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language. This absorbing book tells the stories of these evocative phrases, many of which have stood the test of time and are still in use today. Entertaining, informative and fascinating, An Unkindness of Ravens is perfect for any history or language buff.
Wonders of Language: Or How to Make Noises and Influence People
This thought-provoking book offers an accessible introduction to the main discoveries and theories about the nature and wonder of language. It is aimed at general readers and undergraduates who are curious about linguistics and language. Purposefully written in a lively and direct style, technical terms are carefully introduced and explained.
Einfuehrung in die Germanistische Linguistik
Die vorliegende Einfuehrung besteht aus 16 Einheiten, die alle so konzipiert sind, dass sie auch unabhaengig voneinander gelesen werden koennen. Jedes Kapitel fuehrt in einen bestimmten Bereich der Linguistik ein: in Semantik, Sprachgeschichte, Spracherwerb, mentales Lexikon, Pragmatik, Dialektologie, Phonetik, usw.
<Speaking> Quotation Marks: Toward a Multimodal Analysis of Quoting Verbatim in English
In-depth video analyses of 70 verbatim quotations found that US speakers in diverse public settings do neither translate the quotation marks of their written sources into their assumed vocal equivalents (pauses, pitch, intensity); nor do they call on kinesic cues (gestures, gaze), leaving the other voice suppressed unless introduced by a quotative.