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The Cambridge grammar of the English language /. Rodney Huddleston, Geoffrey K. Pullum p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn 0 PDF Drive is your search engine for PDF files. with Cambridge Grammar English Language Rodney Huddleston Geoffrey K. Pullum This books (The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language [PDF]) Made by Rodney Huddleston About Books The Cambridge Grammar of.

The authors have undertaken to provide a description of English in its entirety, spoken as well as written, rather than concentrating on a description of the written language or providing prescriptive commentary.

They were very fortunate to have had not only a huge corpus of written English available to them, but also a large corpus of spoken English and a corpus of learner English as well. This allows for a certain degree of sanitizing of examples, e. The organization of such a large amount of material into an easily accessible compilation is of great importance.

Huddleston and Pullum arranged their page grammar reference into topic areas. Swan decided on a completely alphabetical listing of everything — lexical items as well as topics. CGE opted for a combination of the two. Although Jack Richards n. For a work of this scope, the lexical items in the A to Z section is conspicuously small. For example, some and any, as well as much and many, are not found in A to Z; they are dealt with only in the topic section, mainly in the Nouns and Determiners chapter.

To find this out, one may go to the table of contents, make a guess, and then scan through the chapter, or go to the index to find the word and the pages that it appears on. The author has found that the easiest way to navigate through CGE is to first refer to the index rather than go to the table of contents or to A to Z. Arranging all lexical and topical items alphabetically in a single section, similar to the arrangement in Swan , would make the contents much more easily accessible.

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While it may be true that the serious learner should have a copy, CGE is not as user-friendly a reference for English learners as the second claim above suggests it might be. Both A to Z and the topic chapters refer to British English only, and the only reference to the differences between British and American English is in the last appendix, North American English Grammar, a ten-page section that deals with only 21 items.

Hopefully this will be included when a second edition is published. It would be gratifying to see a second edition also contain more examples of common learner errors, more boxes of problematic English, and an expanded A to Z section.

The examples that the book does contain are fine but are somewhat limited in number. The entire book contains only about examples, with more than one-fourth of them in A to Z.

More boxes highlighting problematic areas of English would be beneficial to the language learner, as some chapters at present contain none. While CGE totes the account that it gives of spoken English, it is surprising that it gives almost no treatment to pronunciation, intonation, and other aspects of phonology.

These omissions should also be addressed in a second edition. A number of items have been mentioned above relating to how CGE could be improved.

They should not, however, detract excessively from the fact that CGE is a great achievement. It provides the most up-to-date description of the English language and by far the most comprehensive account of spoken English that has ever been made.

A practical indicator of the value of a book is how much it is used. Soon after it became available on the bookstore shelf, I noticed students not only using it, but using it as the text for their group study classes.


Every ESOL teacher would do well to have a copy within easy reach from his or her lesson-planning desk. Cambridge Grammar of English is heartily recommended for student and teacher alike.

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In addition to semantics and conceptual metaphor, his academic interests lie in TEFL methodology, teacher training, and Korean lexical borrowing from English. Longman grammar of spoken and written English. Harlow, England: Pearson Education. Cambridge University Press.

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No other grammar of English is at once as comprehensive and as systematically and lucidly informed by present-day linguistic theory. The last pages of the book are devoted to nine appendices including punctuation, spelling, numbers, time, and measurement , a glossary of grammar terminology, a short bibliography, and a subject index.

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