A new edition of a successful undergraduate textbook on contemporary international Standard English grammar, based on Huddleston and Pullum's earlier award-winning work, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). The analyses defended there are outlined here more briefly, in an engagingly accessible and informal style. Errors of the older tradition of English grammar are noted and corrected, and the excesses of prescriptive usage manuals are firmly rebutted in specially highlighted notes that explain what older authorities have called 'incorrect' and show why those authorities are mistaken. Intended for students in colleges or universities who have little or no background in grammar or linguistics, this teaching resource contains numerous exercises and online resources suitable for any course on the structure of English in either linguistics or English departments. A thoroughly modern undergraduate textbook, rewritten in an easy-to-read conversational style with a minimum of technical and theoretical terminology.
About the Author Huddleston, Rodney: - Rodney Huddleston was educated at Cambridge and Edinburgh, and taught English language at the University of Queensland for the majority of his career before beginning a decade of full-time work leading the team that produced The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (CGEL) in 2002.Pullum, Geoffrey K.: - Geoffrey K. Pullum, a co-author of CGEL, was educated at York, Cambridge, and London, and has taught linguistics at University College London, the University of California, and the University of Edinburgh.Reynolds, Brett: - Brett Reynolds is a professor at Humber College, Toronto, specializing in academic English and the teaching of English as a second language.