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Most popular Grammar, syntax & morphology books

The most popular Grammar, syntax & morphology books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Teaching Tenses
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Smashing Grammar: A guide to improving your writing skills and avoiding common mistakes
A comprehensive guide to sharpening your grammar.
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Grammar Geek
Get your geek on.
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English Grammar: A University Course
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Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing
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Introduction to Attic Greek: Answer Key
Suitable for instructors and independent language students, this title provides the answers to the exercises.
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Linguistic Structure of Modern English
Emphasises on empirical facts of English. This title is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in contemporary English, especially those whose primary area of interest is English as a second language, primary or secondary-school education, English stylistics, theoretical and applied linguistics, or speech pathology.
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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.
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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".
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English Sentence Analysis: An introductory course
This title presents an introductory 10-week course for students of English language and linguistics. It aims to give students proficiency in English analysis at sentence, clause and phrase level and have an understanding of the traditional terms and concepts of English syntax.
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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.
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Word Nerd
It's time to get your nerd on.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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English for Presentations at International Conferences
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Construction Grammar and its Application to English
Construction Grammar explains how knowledge of language is organized in speakers' minds. The central and radical claim of Construction Grammar is that linguistic knowledge can be fully described as knowledge of constructions, which are defined as symbolic units that connect a linguistic form with meaning.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Introducing Functional Grammar
An accessible introduction to functional grammar', providing students of language and linguistics with a user-friendly overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of the systemic functional grammar model.
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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.
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Understanding Morphology
Now fully revised in line with the latest research, each chapter includes a summary, suggestions for further reading, and exercises. As such this is the ideal book for both beginning students of linguistics, or anyone in a related discipline looking for a first introduction to morphology.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Explain Me This: Creativity, Competition, and the Partial Productivity of Constructions
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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.
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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.
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Understanding Syntax
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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.
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Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek
This entirely new, comprehensive reference grammar of Classical Greek is aimed at students, teachers and academics. It combines traditional grammatical description with the latest insights from Greek and general linguistics, covering morphology, syntax, and textual coherence. Succinct yet full analyses are accompanied by numerous original examples.
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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.
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Making Sense of Grammar
The author explains structure and then shows how it works in different language contexts - the literary, the non-literary, the spoken and the written. He explores a wide range of linguistic themes including sociolinguistics, language acquisition and register, and shows how our language can be interpreted.
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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.
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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.
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Cognitive English Grammar
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Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech: A Corpus-based Study
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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.
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English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice
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English Language: Description, Variation and Context
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Aesthetics of Grammar: Sound and Meaning in the Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia
The languages of mainland Southeast Asia evidence an impressive array of elaborate grammatical resources such as echo words, phonaesthetic words, chameleon affixes, onomatopoeic forms, ideophones and expressives. This book provides a detailed comparative overview of the mechanisms by which aesthetic qualities of speech operate as part of speakers' grammatical knowledge.
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Dictionary of Biblical Imagery: An Encyclopaedic Exploration of the Images, Symbols, Motifs, Metaphors, Figures of Speech, Literary Patterns and Universal Images of the Bible
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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.
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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.
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Effective Writing in the Public Sector
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Modern Korean Grammar: A Practical Guide
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<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.