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A Comprehensive Guide for Linguists and Language Learners

The English language is one of the most widely spoken and studied languages in the world. There is a great deal of interest in understanding its grammar and structure. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language is a comprehensive guide. It provides linguists and language learners with a thorough examination of English grammar. Written by a team of leading linguists, this book offers an in-depth analysis of the grammar of the English language including its:

  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • Phonology

With detailed explanations and examples, this guide is an indispensable resource. It helps anyone who is looking to understand the intricacies of the English language, from its basic components to its more complex structures.

Whether you are a language learner, a linguist, or simply someone who is interested in the English language. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language is an essential reference that will deepen your understanding and appreciation of this fascinating language.

Contents of the Book

  • 1 The aim of this book 2
  • 2 Prescriptivism, tradition, and the justification of Grammar 5
  • 2.1 Prescriptive and descriptive approaches: goals and coverage 5
  • 2.2 Disagreement between descriptivist and prescriptivist work 6
  • 3 Speech and writing 11
  • 3.1 The representation of English pronunciation 13
  • 3.1.1 Rhotic and non-rhotic accents 13
  • 3.1.2 An accent-neutral phonological representation 14
  • 3.2 Pronunciation and spelling 17
  • 4 Theoretical framework 18
  • 4.1 Description and Theory 18
  • 4.2 Basic concepts in syntax 20
  • 4.2.1 Constituent structure 20
  • 4.2.2 Syntactic categories 21
  • 4.2.3 Grammatical constructions and functions 23
  • 4.3 Morphology, inflectional, and lexical 26
  • 4.4 Defining grammatical concepts 28
  • 5 Semantics, pragmatics, and meaning relations 33
  • 5.1 Truth conditions and entailment 34
  • 5.2 Non-truth-conditional aspects of sentence meaning 36
  • 5.3 Pragmatics and conversational implicatures 37
  • 5.4 Pragmatic presupposition 40

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By Waqas Sharif

Mr. Waqas Sharif is an English Language Teaching (ELT) Professional, Trainer, and Course Instructor at a Public Sector Institute. He has more than ten years of Eng Language Teaching experience at the Graduate and Postgraduate level. His main interest is found in facilitating his students globally He wishes them to develop academic skills like Reading, Writing, and Communication mastery along with Basics of Functional Grammar, English Language, and Linguistics.

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