LGSWELongman Grammar of Spoken and Written English
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The LGSWE is a product of corpus linguistics research methods--an empirically collected language data set of over 40 million words representing a balanced corpus of spoken and written texts in American and British English.
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.