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    Although the title may suggest that this is a usage manual or style guide, it is actually a reference work
    that, in the authors' words, aims to "outline and illustrate the principles that govern the construction of words and
    sentences...without recommending or condemning particular usage choices." With help from an impressive group of
    international scholars, linguistics professors Huddleston (English Grammar: An Outline) and Pullum (Phonetic Symbol
    Guide) here provide a comprehensive and detailed look at the principles of the English language. Chapters are divided
    into several subsections, with ample examples and explanations for each concept; both a conceptual and a lexical index
    are included. Although the writers attempt to "bridge a gap...between traditional grammar and the partial descriptions
    of English grammar proposed by those working in the field of linguistics," the book leans heavily toward the field of
    linguistics. This makes it more accessible to the informed student of linguistics than to the simple lover of the
    English language. It is nevertheless an authoritative addition to the fields of both English grammar and linguistics.
    Recommended for all academic libraries.
    Manya S. Chylinski, Ernst & Young Ctr. for Business, Boston
    Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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    "With help from an impressive group of international scholars, linguistics professors Huddleston (English
    Grammar: An Outline) and Pullum (Phonetic Symbol Guide) here provide a comprehensive and detailed look at the principles
    of the English language...[A]n authoritative addition to the fields of both English grammar and linguistics. Recommended
    for all academic libraries." Library Journal

    "The Cambridge Grammar of English manages to be at once authoritative, sensible and readable. It provides what the
    standard usage and style manuals lack, and an understanding of how English grammar as a whole works, and of what the
    facts of usage really are." Terry Langendoen, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona, past President of
    the Linguistic Society of America, and former Chair of the Linguistics and Language Sciences section of the American
    Association for the Advancement of Science

    "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 and an important resource for anyone interested in working with or finding
    out about English.... a very complete and convincing demonstration that the ideas of modern theoretical linguistics can
    be deployed in the detailed description of a particular language.... this book is as appropriate for the formally
    trained linguist wishing to broaden the range of data that a theory covers as for the software engineer wishing to
    augment NLP skills with a more serious understanding of how the language works." Computational Linguistics

    "[A]n authoritative addition to the fields of both English grammar and linguistics. Recommended for all academic
    libraries." Library Journal

    "Sets new standards, informed by the achievements of both traditional and formal grammatical studies." Bernard Comrie

    "In English grammar-writing it begins a new epoch." Aimo Seppanen, University of Gotenberg

    "A notable achievement. No other grammar of English is at once as comprehensive and as systematically and lucidly
    informed by present-day linguistic theory. I see it as an essential work of reference." Peter Matthews, Professor of
    Linguistics, University of Cambridge

    "The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language is one of the most superb works of academic scholarship ever to appear on
    the English liguistics scene. This was a magnificent team effort, spanning more than ten years. Together these linguists
    have produced a monumental work that offers easily the most comprehensive and thought-provoking treatment of English
    grammar to date. Nothing rivals this work, with respect to breadth, depth and consistency of coverage." Australian Book
    Review

    "The Cambridge Grammar of English is for the 21st century what Jespersen's A Modern English Grammar, and Quirk,
    Greenbaum, Leech and Svartvik's A Contemporary English Grammar were for the 20th." Terry Langendoen, Professor of
    Lingustics at the University of Arizona

    "One admires at once its great scope and the authors' scrupulous attention to detail.... Within its school, the
    prevailing one presently, this grammar is unquestionably the authoritative resource." Choice

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