LGSWELongman Grammar of Spoken and Written English
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One of the main characteristics of LGSWE (Biber et al.
2) In order to compare seventeenth- and eighteenth-century views with contemporary English, I resorted to the present-day authorities of grammatical description, namely the CGEL (1985), LGSWE (1999) and CaGEL (2002).
Regardless of their different approaches to English grammar, the CaGEL, CGEL and LGSWE are very much in unison with reference to the constructions mentioned in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English, and their findings in the corresponding chapters can be broadly rendered as follows.