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By R. L. Trask

This dictionary of grammatical phrases covers either present and conventional terminology in syntax and morphology. It contains descriptive phrases, the foremost theoretical ideas of the main influential grammatical frameworks, and the manager phrases from mathematical and computational linguistics. It comprises over 1500 entries, delivering definitions and examples, pronunciations, the earliest assets of phrases and recommendations for extra analyzing, and suggestions approximately competing and conflicting usages. The e-book specializes in non-theory-boumd descriptive phrases, that are more likely to stay present for a few years.
Aimed at scholars and lecturers of linguistics, it permits a reader wondered through a grammatical time period to appear it up and find extra studying comfortably.

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