Aarts, B. (2002) 'Grammatici certant. Review article of 'The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language'(2002) by Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey Pullum. Journal of Linguistics , 40 (2) pp. 365-382. 10.1017/S0022226704002555.
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The first large-scale modern grammars of English were Quirk et al.'s A grammar of contemporary English (1972) and A comprehensive grammar of the English language (1985). It has taken 18 years for a major competitor to be published. Many linguists, especially those whose main focus is English, will have looked forward to the publication of the present book. The Cambridge grammar of the English language (henceforth CaGEL) is first and foremost the brainchild of Rodney Huddleston, whose 1984 Introduction to the grammar of English had already established itself as an important text. He was joined by Geoffrey Pullum and the other authors listed above at various points in time.
|Title:||'Grammatici certant. Review article of 'The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language'(2002) by Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey Pullum|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > English Language and Literature|
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