A Semantic Approach to English Grammar

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This book shows how grammar helps people communicate and looks at the ways grammar and meaning interrelate. The author starts from the notion that a speaker codes a meaning into grammatical forms which the listener is then able to recover: each word, he shows, has its own meaning and each bit of grammar its own function, their combinations creating and limiting the possibilities for different words. He uncovers a rationale for the varying grammatical properties of different words and in the process explains many facts about ...

A Semantic Approach to English Grammar 2005, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199247400

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A Semantic Approach to English Grammar 2005, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199283071

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