Grammar course book list

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This is a small book list to supplement AWE's Grammar course.

  • F. R. Palmer, Grammar, Harmondsworth, Penguin 2nd edn, 1984 is a good introduction to the whole subject from a theoretical standpoint.
  • Dennis Freeborn, A Course Book in English Grammar Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1987 (278 pp.) is a good learning textbook, designed for teaching undergraduate and A level students. You will learn well if you work through in this.
  • A simpler but valuable book is David Crystal, Rediscover Grammar Harlow, Longman, 1988 (223 pp.). A similar title, Discover Grammar, by David Crystal and Geoff Barton, Essex, Longman, 1996, (159 pp.), has been published.
  • Also useful are Sidney Greenbaum and Randolph Quirk, A Student's Grammar of the English Language, Harlow, Longman, 1990 (490 pp.), with an accompanying workbook Sylvia Chalker, A Student's English Grammar Workbook Harlow, Longman, 1992; Randolph Quirk and Sidney Greenbaum, A University Grammar of English, London, Longman, 1973 (484 pp.); Greenbaum, Sidney An Introduction to English Grammar Harlow, Longman, 1991 (336 p.); and Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik A Communicative Grammar of English Harlow, Longman, 1975 (324 p.); Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum, A Student's Introduction to English Grammar Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005 (322 pp.); Katherine Fry and Rowena Kirton, Grammar for Grown-Ups: a straightforward guide to good English, London, Square Peg, 2012 (303 pp.).


The most authoritative reference books include

    • Randolph Huddleston, Quirk et al. (1985) A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (1,779 pp.) London, Longman .
    • Huddleston, Rodney and Pullum, Geoffrey K. (2002) The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
  • Other reference books include Sidney Greenbaum The Oxford English Grammar London, Oxford University Press, 1996; and Edmund Weiner ed The Oxford Reference Grammar Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000; Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum, A Student's Introduction to English Grammar Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005.