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Title: The Grammar of the English Verb Phrase. Volume 1: the Grammar of the English Tense System
Subtitle: A Comprehensive Analysis
Written By: Renaat Declerck
Susan Reed
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics / The Grammar of the English Verb Phrase 60.1

The Grammar of the English Tense System forms the first volume of a four-
volume set, The Grammar of the English Verb Phrase. The other volumes,
to appear over the next few years, will deal with mood and modality, aspect
and voice.

The first volume provides a grammar of tense which can be used both as an
advanced reference grammar and as a scientific study which can act as a
basis for and stimulus to further research. It provides not only a wealth of
data but also a unique framework for the study of the English tense system,
which achieves great predictive and explanatory power on the basis of a
limited number of relatively simple rules.

The book moves from a detailed exploration of the meaning and use of
individual tenses to a thorough analysis of the way in which tenses function
together as sets, and finally to a detailed examination of tenses in, and
tenses interacting with, temporal adverbials. Original data is used frequently
throughout the book to illustrate the theory discussed.


Volume 2. Renaat Declerck, Ilse Depraetere, Susan Reed in collaboration with Bert Cappelle and An Verhulst: The Grammar of the English Modal System (2008)

Volume 3. Renaat Declerck, Ilse Depraetere, Susan Reed, Christopher Williams: The Grammar of the English Aspectual System (2010)

Volume 4. Renaat Declerck, Ilse Depreaetere: The Grammar of the English Voice System (2013)


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Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 311018589X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 846
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