This succinct and authoritative volume is the perfect guide to the many grammatical laws and idiosyncrasies that govern the English Language. Larry Trask writes with remarkable clarity, communicating complex abstract ideas with enviable ease. By focusing only on what is relevant, current and genuinely helpful, THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF GRAMMAR is essential reading for linguists, English Language students, and indeed anyone who writes in English. The Society of Freelance Edtitors and Proofreaders recommended his PUNCTUATION book as 'excellent'.
Professor Trask has taught in the School of Cognitive and Computing Science at the University of Sussex since 1988. He is the author of many books on language and linguistics including THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO PUNCTUATION and A DICTIONARY OF GRAMMATICAL TERMS IN LINGUISTICS (Routledge) and he is currently working on THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH.