A Student's Guide
By (author) James R. Hurford
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Grammar by James R. Hurford
Book DescriptionThis introductory guide to grammar explains one hundred basic grammatical terms. A knowledge of such terms, and how they interconnect, is crucial for an understanding of the structure and function of language. The explanations are listed alphabetically for easy reference, like a dictionary, but offer much more than a simple definition. Each entry is divided into sections, providing a clear explanation, examples, exercises, and highlighting the main contrasts and interrelationships between the terms. Many entries contain a 'for interest' section which sets out further fascinating points, often drawing on some of the more exotic languages of the world, or discussing important contemporary issues, such as dialects, standard language, and sexism in language. Clearly written and easy to use, this book will be an invaluable source of information for students of language and linguistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521456272
(238mm x 169mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James R. Hurford
Origins of Language, Hardback (March 2014)
This book offers an accessible overview of what is known about the evolution of the human capacity for language and what sets human language apart from the simple communication systems used by non-human animals. It draws on a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, neuroscience, genetics, and animal behaviour.
Origins of Grammar, Hardback (September 2011)
The second in James Hurford's acclaimed two-volume exploration of the biological evolution of language explores the evolutionary and cultural preconditions and consequences of humanity's great leap into language.
Linguistic Theory of Numerals, Paperback (June 2010)View all books by James R. Hurford
This book examines the natural language numeral systems through generative grammar with specific examples in seven languages.
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