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Title: A Semantic Approach to English Grammar
Written By: R. M. W. Dixon
URL: http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-924740-4
Series Title: Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics
Description:

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 English - such as why we can say I wish to go, I wish that he
would go, and I want to go but not I want that he would go.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199283079
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 512
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199247404
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 512
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95