descriptive grammar

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Noun1.descriptive grammar - a grammar that is produced by descriptive linguistics
linguistics - the scientific study of language
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
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He said that Anne Boyle David's book 'Descriptive grammar of Pashto and its dialects' published in 2013 was the recent quality work.
Presented as a descriptive grammar and glossary, the study examines different Aramaic dialects in the text.
In conjunction with the main ideas outlined in the previous chapter, Chapter 28 "Why the delay?" surveys some of the reasons why "[i]t wasn't until the 1990s that most people became aware of the existence of descriptive grammar and schools began to take an active interest in it" (Crystal, 2017: 224).
That said, Huehnergard does assume of his readers a fair amount of background, particularly in Biblical Hebrew descriptive grammar (realistically, at least two years at the university/seminary level), and to some extent in historical and comparative grammar as well (though a motivated student can probably manage to absorb the necessary concepts along the way).
First place: Linda Konnerth on "A Descriptive Grammar of Karbi"
The most notable of the competing guides was a descriptive grammar by theologian and chemist Joseph Priestley (17331804).
They cover the historical and descriptive grammar of Persian, Middle Persian, non-standard New Persian, literary New Persian, and dialectology.
This thesis is a descriptive grammar based on thirty-one texts of Kadorih, a dialect of Ot Danum which is an Austronesian language spoken in the upper reaches of Kahayan River in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
This is an academic descriptive grammar and not a cultural content-driven grammar.
They explore the interpersonal/ representational and semantic/pragmatic distinctions from various perspectives, focusing on different areas of descriptive grammar.
This groundbreaking study of register variation in Scottish Gaelic (ScG) consists of two texts: the title work (196 pages with appendices, bibliography and index to both works), which is based on the author's 2002 University of Edinburgh PhD dissertation and A Descriptive Grammar of Scottish Gaelic (Appendix 1, 89 pages), which is a version of the volume on Scottish Gaelic published by the author in 2002 in the Lincom Europa Languages of the World/Materials Series.
Important innovations in applied linguistics which describe authentic language use and form-function mapping include descriptive grammar, pragmatics, and discourse analysis.

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