By R. L. Trask
This dictionary of grammatical phrases covers either present and conventional terminology in syntax and morphology. It comprises descriptive phrases, the key theoretical thoughts of the main influential grammatical frameworks, and the manager phrases from mathematical and computational linguistics. It comprises over 1500 entries, offering definitions and examples, pronunciations, the earliest assets of phrases and proposals for additional examining, and suggestions approximately competing and conflicting usages. The booklet specializes in non-theory-boumd descriptive phrases, that are prone to stay present for a few years.
Aimed at scholars and lecturers of linguistics, it permits a reader wondered through a grammatical time period to seem it up and find additional interpreting conveniently.
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