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A new Gray’s anatomy of English grammar : review article on R. Huddleston and G. Pullum, ‘The Cambridge grammar of the English language’, 2002.

Leech, Geoffrey (2004) A new Gray’s anatomy of English grammar : review article on R. Huddleston and G. Pullum, ‘The Cambridge grammar of the English language’, 2002. English Language and Linguistics, 8 (1). pp. 121-147.

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    Abstract

    This article reviews Huddleston & Pullum (2002) from the viewpoint of a co-author of Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech & Svartvik (1985). (This author, however, makes no claim whatsoever to represent the views of the other authors of Quirk et al.) Particular attention is paid to some of the more controversial aspects of Huddleston & Pullum's analysis. It is argued that the two grammars, although similar in their comprehensively wide coverage of English, are not strictly comparable, in that Huddleston & Pullum's grammar is more theory-oriented and Quirk et al.'s grammar is more observation-oriented. These different orientations go with different strengths and weaknesses. In some areas Huddleston & Pullum's more up-to-date account has manifest advantages over that of Quirk et al., but there are also arguably areas where Huddleston & Pullum have not moved with the times.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: English Language and Linguistics
    Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=UHY The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, English Language and Linguistics, 8 (1), pp 121-147 2004, © 2004 Cambridge University Press.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
    ID Code: 1301
    Deposited By: Prof Geoffrey Leech
    Deposited On: 06 Feb 2008 16:11
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:05
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1301

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