Grammar of Spoken and Written English

ISBN 9789027207968 | EUR 250.00 | USD 325.00
ISBN 9789027260475 | EUR 250.00 | USD 325.00
Google Play logo
The completely redesigned Grammar of Spoken and Written English is a comprehensive corpus-based reference grammar. GSWE describes the structural characteristics of grammatical constructions in English, as do other reference grammars. But GSWE is unique in that it gives equal attention to describing the patterns of language use for each grammatical feature, based on empirical analyses of grammatical patterns in a 40-million-word corpus of spoken and written registers.
Grammar-in-use is characterized by three inter-related kinds of information: frequency of grammatical features in spoken and written registers, frequencies of the most common lexico-grammatical patterns, and analysis of the discourse factors influencing choices among related grammatical features. GSWE includes over 350 tables and figures highlighting the results of corpus-based investigations. Throughout the book, authentic examples illustrate all research findings.
The empirical descriptions document the lexico-grammatical features that are especially common in face-to-face-conversation compared to those that are especially common in academic writing. Analyses of fiction and newspaper articles are included as further benchmarks of language use. GSWE contains over 6,000 authentic examples from these four registers, illustrating the range of lexico-grammatical features in real-world speech and writing. In addition, comparisons between British and American English reveal specific regional differences.
Now completely redesigned and available in an electronic edition, the Grammar of Spoken and Written English remains a unique and indispensable reference work for researchers, language teachers, and students alike.
[Not in series, 232] 2021.  xxxv, 1220 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Cited by (74)

Cited by 74 other publications

Akoto, Osei Yaw, Benjamin Amoakohene & Juliet Oppong-Asare Ansah
2024. “I have known….” A Corpus-driven Study of Personal Pronouns in Letters of Recommendation in an L2 Context. E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences  pp. 974 ff. DOI logo
Biber, Douglas, Tove Larsson, Gregory R. Hancock, Randi Reppen, Shelley Staples & Bethany Gray
2024. Comparing theory-based models of grammatical complexity in student writing. International Journal of Learner Corpus Research DOI logo
Biber, Douglas, Tove Larsson & Gregory R. Hancock
2024. Dimensions of Text Complexity in the Spoken and Written Modes: A Comparison of Theory-Based Models. Journal of English Linguistics 52:1  pp. 65 ff. DOI logo
Biber, Douglas, Tove Larsson & Gregory R. Hancock
2024. The linguistic organization of grammatical text complexity: comparing the empirical adequacy of theory-based models. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 20:2  pp. 347 ff. DOI logo
Bouso, Tamara
2024. Towards a usage-based characterisation of the English Superlative Object Construction. Constructions and Frames 16:1  pp. 100 ff. DOI logo
Bouso, Tamara & Marianne Hundt
2024.  They worked their hardest on the construction’s history: Superlative Objoid Constructions in Late Modern American English. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 20:1  pp. 91 ff. DOI logo
Donaldson, James
2024. Heidrun Dorgeloh and Anja Wanner, Discourse syntax: English grammar beyond the sentence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. Pp. xiv + 324. ISBN 9781108557542.. English Language and Linguistics  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Egbert, Jesse, Douglas Biber, Daniel Keller & Marianna Gracheva
2024. Register and the dual nature of functional correspondence: accounting for text-linguistic variation between registers, within registers, and without registers. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 0:0 DOI logo
Han, Hao & Natalia Mikhailovna Dugalich
2024. Self-mention in Chinese linguistic MA novices’ and experts’ academic writing: A corpus-driven investigation of ‘we’. Litera :4  pp. 182 ff. DOI logo
Hernandez, Hjalmar Punla
2024. Does Philippine English subject–verb agreement exist in academic writing? The case of research articles across disciplines. Asian Englishes 26:2  pp. 337 ff. DOI logo
Punla Hernandez, Hjalmar
2024. Finite Complement Clauses in Disciplinary Research Articles Authored by Filipino Academic Writers. rEFLections 31:1  pp. 118 ff. DOI logo
Hollmann, Willem B., Kazuko Fujimoto & Masahiro Kuroda
2024. Japanese EFL undergraduate students’ use of the epistemic modal verbs may, might, and could in academic writing. Language Learning in Higher Education 14:1  pp. 21 ff. DOI logo
Huang, Lei
2024. From Traditional Narratives to Literary Innovation: A Quantitative Analysis of Virginia Woolf’s Stylistic Evolution. Corpus-based Studies across Humanities 0:0 DOI logo
Kostadinova, Viktorija, Marco Wiemann, Gea Dreschler, Tamara Bouso, Beáta Gyuris, Ai Zhong, Maggie Scott, Lieselotte Anderwald, Wiebke Ahlers, Manuela Vida-Mannl, Kholoud A Al-Thubaiti, Shawnea Sum Pok Ting, Ida Parise, Alessia Cogo & Elisabeth Reber
2024. IEnglish Language. The Year's Work in English Studies 102:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Leclercq, Benoît
2024. The post-modal grammaticalisation of concessive may and might . Constructions and Frames 16:1  pp. 130 ff. DOI logo
Redelinghuys, Karien
2024. Chapter 3. Language contact and change through translation in Afrikaans and South African English. In Constraints on Language Variation and Change in Complex Multilingual Contact Settings [Contact Language Library, 60],  pp. 58 ff. DOI logo
Romain, Laurence & Dagmar Divjak
2024. The types of cues that help you learn. Pedagogical Linguistics DOI logo
Staples, Shelley, Nina Conrad, Anh Dang & Hui Wang
2024. Building language and genre awareness through learner corpus data in a second language writing course. International Journal of Learner Corpus Research 10:1  pp. 146 ff. DOI logo
Yang, Mei
2024. Mapping shared lexical bundles onto rhetorical moves in nursing research articles: A comparative study of paradigmatic variation. ICAME Journal 48:1  pp. 89 ff. DOI logo
Yaylali, Ali
2024. Adolescent English Learners’ Awareness of Disciplinary Writing and Academic Language in Science Classrooms: The Affordances of a Register-Functional Perspective. Journal of Language, Identity & Education  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Yaylali, Ali
2024. Collaborative analysis of student writing: Building teacher capacity for supporting adolescent multilingual learners. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy DOI logo
Alghazo, Sharif, Khulood Al-Anbar, Marwan Jarrah, Ghaleb Rabab’ah & Mutasim Al-Deaibes
2023. Engagement strategies in English and Arabic newspaper editorials. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 10:1 DOI logo
2023. Expanding the scope of grammatical variation: towards a comprehensive account of genitive variation across registers. English Language and Linguistics  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Butler, Christopher S. & Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen
Conrad, Susan
2023. Register in corpus linguistics: the role and legacy of Douglas Biber. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 19:1  pp. 7 ff. DOI logo
Egbert, Jesse, Bethany Gray & Tove Larsson
2023. Register variation and corpus linguistics: empirical findings and emerging theories. Special issue introduction of Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory in honor of Douglas Biber. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 19:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Galiano, Liviana
2023. Pragmatic markers in English and Italian film dialogue. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) DOI logo
Gardelle, Laure
2023. Lions, flowers and the Romans. In Reference [Studies in Language Companion Series, 228],  pp. 71 ff. DOI logo
Hasselgård, Hilde
2023. Chapter 2. Impersonal passives in English and Norwegian. In Reconnecting Form and Meaning [Studies in Language Companion Series, 230],  pp. 45 ff. DOI logo
Hober, Nicole, Tülay Dixon & Tove Larsson
2023. Towards increased reliability and transparency in projects with manual linguistic coding. Corpora 18:2  pp. 245 ff. DOI logo
Jiang, Feng (Kevin) & Ken Hyland
2023. Changes in Research Abstracts: Past Tense, Third Person, Passive, and Negatives. Written Communication 40:1  pp. 210 ff. DOI logo
Kaltenböck, Gunther
2023. Chapter 1. On the use of there -clefts with zero subject relativizer. In Reconnecting Form and Meaning [Studies in Language Companion Series, 230],  pp. 17 ff. DOI logo
Korneliusa, Kristīna & Zigrīda Vinčela
2023. The Application of Diachronic Corpus Compilation Principles in a Pilot Study of Subjectivity. Baltic Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture 13  pp. 48 ff. DOI logo
Laliberté, Catherine, Melanie Keller & Diana Wengler
2023. “So, I trucked out to the border, learned to say ain’t, came to find work”: the sociolinguistics of Firefly . Linguistics Vanguard 9:s3  pp. 275 ff. DOI logo
Leong, Alvin Ping
2023. Discipline-Specific Writing and Embedded Clauses: The Case of Cell Biology and Classics. WORD 69:4  pp. 362 ff. DOI logo
Liu, Nannan
2023. Speaking in the first-person singular or plural. Interpreting. International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting 25:2  pp. 239 ff. DOI logo
Lopatiuk, Nataliia
Mindoro, Orlando
2023. Grammaticalization and Lexicalization: A Discourse Analysis of Modality Expressed in English and Romblomanon in Classroom Interaction and Conversation. Romblon State University Research Journal 5:1 DOI logo
Pyykönen, Maria
Sani Yaú, Mohammed, Sabariah Md Rashid, Afida Mohamad Ali & Hardev Kaur
Tollet, Andrew
2023. The case for weak null in English. Kalbotyra 76  pp. 131 ff. DOI logo
Walshe, Shane
2023. Brogues and Blarney. English Text Construction 16:2  pp. 238 ff. DOI logo
Yakovleva, Galina Grigoryevna, Galina Ivanovna Shpareva, Aleksey Rafailovich Gubanov & Andrey Anatolyevich Danilov
2023. Foregrounding of the principal parts of the sentence by means of stylistic inversion in Russian, Chuvash and English: A comparative analysis. Philology. Theory & Practice 16:10  pp. 3161 ff. DOI logo
Zhou, Ziheng
2023. Book Review: Heidrun Dorgeloh and Anja Wanner, Discourse Syntax: English Grammar Beyond the Sentence. Discourse Studies 25:5  pp. 725 ff. DOI logo
段, 宇慧
2023. A Study on Classification, Semantic Implications and Sentence Positions of Comment Clauses in English. Modern Linguistics 11:07  pp. 2987 ff. DOI logo
Dirdal, Hildegunn
2022. Development of L2 writing complexity. In Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in Learner Corpus Research [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 104],  pp. 81 ff. DOI logo
Engel, Alexandra, Jason Grafmiller, Laura Rosseel & Benedikt Szmrecsanyi
2022. Assessing the complexity of lectal competence: the register-specificity of the dative alternation aftergive. Cognitive Linguistics 33:4  pp. 727 ff. DOI logo
Fadanelli, Sabrina Bonqueves & Maria Valesia Silva da Silva
2022. Building Vocabulary Acquisition Skills in English Academic Writing with the aid of Corpus Linguistics: the UCS Writing Center Initiative. Revista Linguagem em Foco 13:4  pp. 155 ff. DOI logo
Gráf, Tomáš & Lan-Lanfen Huang
2022. Persistent errors in spoken English among Taiwanese and Czech learners at CEFR B2 and C1. In Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in Learner Corpus Research [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 104],  pp. 137 ff. DOI logo
Götz, Sandra, Christoph Wolk & Katja Jäschke
2022. Contextualizing fluency in advanced spoken learner language. In Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in Learner Corpus Research [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 104],  pp. 273 ff. DOI logo
Larsson Aas, Hege & Sylvi Rørvik
2022. Exploring the use of repeats in learners’ native and interlanguage production. In Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in Learner Corpus Research [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 104],  pp. 299 ff. DOI logo
Le Foll, Elen
2022. “I’m putting some salt in my sandwich”.. In Broadening the Spectrum of Corpus Linguistics [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 105],  pp. 92 ff. DOI logo
Leone, Ljubica
2022. The particleforthduring the Early Modern English period: linguistic interferences with the particlesonandout. Studia Neophilologica  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Leone, Ljubica
2023. Multifunctionality of the discourse marker okay in spoken English: A sociolinguistic examination linked to age. Studia Neophilologica  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Leone, Ljubica
2023. Verb-Adjective Combinations in Late Modern English: Syntactic Reanalysis and Analogical Generalisation. In Internal and External Causes of Language Change,  pp. 169 ff. DOI logo
Leńko-Szymańska, Agnieszka & Sandra Götz
2022. Complexity, accuracy and fluency in learner corpus research. In Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in Learner Corpus Research [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 104],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Liu, Chin-Ting, Shiao-Wei Chu, Yuan-Shan Chen & Barbara Picconi
2022. On the Relationship between Speech Intelligibility and Fluency Indicators among English-Speaking Individuals with Parkinson’s Diseases. Behavioural Neurology 2022  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
O Lepokhin, Ye
2022. Structural and Formal Constructions of Translating the Attributive Phrases of the Story “A Matter of Life and Death” by Les Martovych into English. Mìžnarodnij fìlologìčnij časopis 13:4 DOI logo
Paquot, Magali, Dana Gablasova, Vaclav Brezina & Hubert Naets
2022. Phraseological complexity in EFL learners’ spoken production across proficiency levels. In Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in Learner Corpus Research [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 104],  pp. 115 ff. DOI logo
Staples, Shelley & Karin Puga
2022. Integrating fluency and prosody into multidimensional analysis. International Journal of Learner Corpus Research 8:2  pp. 190 ff. DOI logo
Virdis, Daniela Francesca
2022. Ecology. In Ecological Stylistics,  pp. 161 ff. DOI logo
Volná, Veronika & Pavlína Šaldová
2022. The Dynamics of Postnominal Adjectives in Middle English. Anglica. An International Journal of English Studies :31/2  pp. 31 ff. DOI logo
Wolde, Elnora ten & Thomas Schwaiger
2022. Modification as a linguistic ‘relationship’: Ajust soproblem in Functional Discourse Grammar. Open Linguistics 8:1  pp. 699 ff. DOI logo
Yoo, Isaiah WonHo & Yu Kyoung Shin
2022. English lexical bundles in a learner corpus of argumentative essays written by Korean university students. Corpora 17:Supplement  pp. 23 ff. DOI logo
2021. CONDITIONALS AT THE CROSSROADS OF CONVERGENT AND DIVERGENT THINKING. Bulletin Of Brusov State University. Linguistics And Philology  pp. 100 ff. DOI logo
Romero-Barranco, Jesús & Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras
2021. Current trends in Corpus Linguistics and textual variation. Research in Corpus Linguistics 9:2  pp. i ff. DOI logo
Fanego, Teresa
2020. Review of Yáñez-Bouza, Nuria, Emma Moore, Linda Van Bergen and Willem B. Hollmann eds. 2019. Categories, Constructions, and Change in English Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1-108-41956-7. htps:// Research in Corpus Linguistics 8:2  pp. 159 ff. DOI logo
Guillaume, Bénédicte
2018. Looking for the causal values of as and since. Corpus :18 DOI logo
Bendinelli, Marion
2011. Anglais de spécialité et logométrie. L’exemple des débats présidentiels américains. ASp :60  pp. 103 ff. DOI logo
Rouveyrol, Laurent
2005. Vers une logométrie intégrative des corpus politiques médiatisés. L’exemple de la subjectivité dans les débats-panel britanniques. Corpus :4 DOI logo
Rouveyrol, Laurent
2014. Quelle grammaire pour le LANSAD ? De l’enseignement de la langue à l’apprentissage du discours : éléments pour l’acquisition de l’interaction verbale. Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité - Cahiers de l APLIUT Vol. XXXIII N° 3  pp. 53 ff. DOI logo
Rouveyrol, Laurent
2021. 2014 - « Quelle grammaire pour le LANSAD ? De l’enseignement de la langue à l’apprentissage du discours : éléments pour l’acquisition de l’interaction verbale ». Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité - Cahiers de l APLIUT :Vol. 40 N°2 DOI logo
[no author supplied]
2023. The Especial Causes of Weakness behind Learning English language in the Secondary Schools: a Case Study of Rangpur District. British Journal of Arts and Humanities  pp. 209 ff. DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 3 july 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.


Main BIC Subject

CF/2AB: Linguistics/English

Main BISAC Subject

LAN006000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021009616 | Marc record