A Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics by R. L. Trask

By R. L. Trask

This dictionary of grammatical phrases covers either present and conventional terminology in syntax and morphology. It comprises descriptive phrases, the most important theoretical thoughts of the main influential grammatical frameworks, and the executive phrases from mathematical and computational linguistics. It includes over 1500 entries, offering definitions and examples, pronunciations, the earliest resources of phrases and proposals for additional analyzing, and suggestions approximately competing and conflicting usages. The ebook specializes in non-theory-boumd descriptive phrases, that are prone to stay present for a few years.
Aimed at scholars and academics of linguistics, it permits a reader questioned by way of a grammatical time period to appear it up and find extra interpreting very easily.

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