|•||Biber et al. (1999) is a detailed grammar based on a study of a large corpus of different kinds of spoken and written texts. This is a third important but not-for-the-beginner book.|
|•||The following are student books using the Quirk et al. approach: Biber et al. (2002), Conrad et al. (2002), Greenbaum and Nelson (2002), Greenbaum and Quirk (1990), Leech et al. (2001), Leech and Svartvik (2002), Leech et al. (2005).|
|•||Crystal (2004) and Crystal (1996) again follow the Quirk et al. approach, but are written more for the general reader and the teacher respectively. The latter book, in particular, is an entertaining read.|
|•||As Huddleston and Pullum's comprehensive grammar is much more recent than that of Quirk et al., it has had little time to beget new offspring in the form of student books. But this situation has recently been remedied by a student textbook based on this model by Huddleston and Pullum (2005).|
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Publication information: Book title: A Glossary of English Grammar. Contributors: Geoffrey Leech - Author. Publisher: Edinburgh University Press. Place of publication: Edinburgh. Publication year: 2006. Page number: 132.
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