Pullum The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language is the first comprehensive descriptive grammar of English to appear for over fifteen years, a period which has seen immense developments in linguistic theory at all levels. Each chapter comprises core definitions, detailed analyses, notes explaining alternative interpretations of difficult or controversial points, and brief notes on usage and history. Numerous cross-references and an exhaustive index ensure ease of access to information. An introductory section offers guidance as to how best to use the book is provided. Rodney Huddleston was until recently Professor in the Linguistics section of the Department of English at the University of Queensland, Australia, and has been publishing important books and papers on English grammar for thirty years.
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About this title This book presents a new and comprehensive descriptive grammar of English, written by the principal authors in collaboration with an international research team of a dozen linguists in five countries.
It represents a major advance over previous grammars by virtue of drawing systematically on the linguistic research carried out on English during the last forty years. It incorporates insights from the theoretical literature but presents them in a way that is accessible to readers without formal training in linguistics. It is based on a sounder and more consistent descriptive framework than previous large-scale grammars, and includes much more explanation of grammatical terms and concepts, together with justification for the ways in which the analysis differs from traditional grammar.
The book contains twenty chapters and a guide to further reading. Its usefulness is enhanced by diagrams of sentence structure, cross-references between sections, a comprehensive index, and user-friendly design and typography throughout. An impressively voluminous piece of work. A reference work that should be available to all grammarians.
An authoritative addition to the fields of both English grammar and linguistics. Recommended for all academic libraries. In fact, I would say the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language is one of the most superb works of academic scholarship ever to appear on the English linguistics scene Nothing rivals this work, with respect to breadth, depth and consistency of coverage.
Everything about this book is a credit to the authors and the publishers. It is authoritative, interesting, reasonably priced for a book of this size , beautifully designed, well proofread, and enjoyable to handle It is both a modern complement to existing descriptive grammars It will, deservedly, replace its predecessor A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language  and I anticipate that it will give grammarians  much to argue about for many years to come
A Student's Introduction to English Grammar by Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum
The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language
NOTES ON THE EXERCISES
Geoffrey K. Pullum