This major new reference offers the general reader, student, and professional clear and immediate A-Z access to 1,000 grammatical terms and their meanings. All currently accepted terms are included, as well as traditional terms, more controversial newer terms, and terms belonging to linguistics. Each term is accompanied by a concise definition and detailed explanations, including examples of language in use and frequent quotations from existing texts.
A reference for professionals, students, or amateurs exploring the increasingly complex models for how the English language (or in some cases, all languages) work. Concisely defines over 1,000 terms including both modern and traditional grammars, linguistics, phonetics, and Chomskyan approaches. Includes many examples and frequent quotations of grammar texts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)