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Meaning and the English Verb

Meaning and the English Verb (Paperback, 3rd edition)

By Leech, Geoffrey

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This new updated third edition confirms Professor Leech's pre-eminence in the field. The book is still the clearest and most authoritative statement of meaning in the verb phrase, and the revised extended treatment of modality and mood constitutes a new standard for English langu...age study. The writing is clear, precise and combines complexity with accessibility. Descriptive linguists, applied linguists, critical discourse analysts, teachers and students of the English language across the world will continue to reach for this book again and again. Professor Peter Stockwell, University of Nottingham This new edition, taking into account recent studies on English grammar, is elaborately organized with lucid and insightful descriptions of the relationship between form and meaning - indispensably valuable work that will no doubt greatly benefit teachers and students of English as a second/foreign language. Professor Miyazaki Akio, Mie University, Japan Every language has its peculiar problems of meaning for the foreign learner. In the English language, some of the biggest yet most fascinating problems are concentrated in the area of the finite verb phrase: in particular, tense, aspect, mood and modality. Meaning and the English Verb describes these fields in detail for teachers and advanced students of English as a foreign or second language. This new third edition uses up-to-date examples to show differences and similarities between American and British english, reflecting a great deal of recent research in this area. It also takes account of the subtle changes which are taking place in the language today. In print for over 30 years, Meaning and the English Verb has established itself as a recognised authority on the meaning and use of verb constructions in English. This updated third edition will ensure that it remains an invaluable text for teachers and students of English worldwide. Geoffrey Leech is Emeritus Professor of English Linguistics at Lancaster University. He has published 20 books with Longman, including 'A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry' and 'A Communicative Grammar of English'.
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ISBN 9780582784574
Released NZ 9 Sep 2004
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Format Paperback, 3rd edition
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ISBN-13 9780582784574
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Status In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Imprint Routledge
Released 9 Sep 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 3rd edition
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition 3rd edition
Author(s) By Leech, Geoffrey
Category Language & Linguistics
Grammar, Syntax, Linguistic Structure
Grammar & Vocabulary
Literature: History & Criticism
Number of Pages 152
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code 425.6
Weight 238g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress English language - Textbooks for foreign speakers, English language - Verb
NBS Text Usage & Writing Guides
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly