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Leech, Geoffrey N.

Works: 167 works in 1,510 publications in 7 languages and 19,039 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Textbooks  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Reference works  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Dedicatee, Publishing director, ed
Classifications: PE1128, 428.2
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey N Leech
A communicative grammar of English by Geoffrey N Leech( Book )

180 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Communicative Grammar of English employs a communicative rather than structural approach to the learning of English grammar. Since the publication of the first edition in 1975, this approach has become widely adopted as an effective and popular method of learning foreign languages. During this time, A Communicative Grammar of English has established itself as a grammar innovative in approach, reliable in coverage, and clear in its explanations. It is now available in this fully revised and redesigned second edition to provide up-to-date and accessible help to teachers, advanced learners and undergraduate students of English. This new edition has been updated to include more examples, mostly taken from authentic language sources, both written and spoken. Increased emphasis is given to grammar in spoken language, providing a better balance between written and spoken English. Explanations are simple and easy to understand and clear distinctions are made between major and minor points
Explorations in semantics and pragmatics by Geoffrey N Leech( )

15 editions published in 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is to show the way forward to a coherent view of language in which the achievement of the formalist paradigm is strengthened to the extent that its claims are weakened. A formal theory such as generative grammar is a special theory which is to be subsumed in a general theory of linguistic communication that also includes pragmatics. The tension between the psycho-formalist and the socio-functional views could be resolved in a synthesis whereby both the psychological and social natures of language are fully acknowledged. Semantics and pragmatics, representing these two natu
A glossary of English grammar by Geoffrey N Leech( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by one of the world's most distiguished grammarians, this glossary provides clear and concise definitions of the key terminology of English grammar."--Cover
Meaning and the English verb by Geoffrey N Leech( Book )

121 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Haass--a member of the National Security Council staff for the first President Bush and the director of policy planning in the State Department for Bush II--contrasts the decisions that shaped the conduct of the two Iraq wars and makes a crucial distinction between the 1991 and 2003 conflicts, while offering a thoughtful examination of the means and ends of U.S. foreign policy: how it should be made, what it should seek to accomplish, and how it should be pursued
A linguistic guide to English poetry by Geoffrey N Leech( Book )

97 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeks to demonstrate that the study of English poetry is enriched by the insights of modern linguistic analysis, and that linguistic and critical disciplines are not separate but complementary. Examining a wide range of poetry, Professor Leech considers many aspects of poetic style, including the language of past and present, creative language, poetic licence, repetition, sound, metre, context and ambiguity
English corpus linguistics : looking back, moving forward ; papers from the 30th International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 30), Lancaster, UK, 27-31 May 2009 by Geoffrey N Leech( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book showcases sixteen papers from the landmark 30th conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME) held at Lancaster University in May 2009. The theme of the book 'looking back, moving forward' follows that of the conference where participants reflected on the extraordinary growth of corpus linguistics over three decades as well as looking ahead to yet further developments in the future. A separate volume, appearing as an e-publication in the VARIENG series from the University of Helsinki focuses on the methodological and historical dimensions of corpus linguistics. This volume features papers on present-day English and the recent history of English via the increasing availability of corpora covering the last hundred years or so of the language. Contributors to the volume study numerous topics and datasets including recent diachronic change, regional and new Englishes, learner corpora, Academic written English, parallel and translation corpora, corpora of popular music pop lyrics and computer-mediated communication. Overall the volume represents the state of the art in English corpus linguistics and a peek into the future directions for the field."--Publisher's website
English : one tongue, many voices by Jan Svartvik( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two internationally distinguished English language scholars tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space. They trace the history of the language from its obscure beginnings over 1500 years ago as a collection of dialects spoken by marauding, illiterate tribes. They show how the geographical spread of the language in its increasing diversity has made English into an international language of unprecedented range and variety. They look at the present state of English as a global language and the problems, pressures and uncertainties of its future. They argue that, in spite of the amazing variety and plurality of English, it remains a single language." "English - One Tongue, Many Voices tells its story with the help of maps, diagrams and pictures. The text is interspersed with panels focusing on particular topics of interest, and is followed by notes that give the sources of information, as well as detailed references and indexes."--Jacket
Principles of pragmatics by Geoffrey N Leech( Book )

87 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a rhetorical model of pragmatics. Geoffrey Leech argues for a rapprochement between linguistics and the traditional discipline of rhetoric, maintaining that the language system in the abstract must be studied in relation to a fully developed theory of language use
Style in fiction : a linguistic introduction to English fictional prose by Geoffrey N Leech( Book )

74 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the ways in which the techniques of linguistic analysis and literary criticism can be combined, and illuminated, through the linguistic study of literary style, and draws on the prose fiction of the last 150 years to demonstrate the approach
Towards a semantic description of English by Geoffrey N Leech( Book )

31 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semantics by Geoffrey N Leech( Book )

16 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Change in contemporary English : a grammatical study by Geoffrey N Leech( )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and English, Middle and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the systematic analysis of large amounts of computer-readable text, this book shows how the English language has been changing in the recent past, often in unexpected and previously undocumented ways. The study is based on a group of matching corpora, known as the 'Brown family' of corpora
An A-Z of English grammar and usage by Geoffrey N Leech( Book )

85 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a reference grammar for teachers and learners of English. The material in the book is presented alphabetically in a dictionary-like format. It contains over 600 entries, which are of three kinds: common words which have a grammatical function, such as more, the, what, do, by, can; terms used in talking about grammar, such as indirect object, pronoun, tag question; and language areas not normally included in a grammar, for example, greetings, introductions, punctuations, letter writing
The pragmatics of politeness by Geoffrey N Leech( )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This readable book presents a new general theoretical understanding of politeness. It offers an account of a wide range of politeness phenomena in English, illustrated by hundreds of examples of actual language use taken largely from authentic British and American sources. Building on his earlier pioneering work on politeness, Geoffrey Leech takes a pragmatic approach that is based on the controversial notion that politeness is communicative altruism
English grammar for today : a new introduction by Geoffrey N Leech( Book )

65 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English Grammar for Today seeks to promote the study of grammar in the English curriculum. It takes a new approach which gives weight not only to analytical skills but also to the integration of English grammar with other linguistic skills such as composition and comprehension
Computers in English language teaching and research : selected papers from the 1984 Lancaster symposium 'Computers in English language education and research' by Geoffrey N Leech( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English in advertising: a linguistic study of advertising in Great Britain by Geoffrey N Leech( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in English linguistics for Randolph Quirk( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longman student grammar of spoken and written English by Douglas Biber( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This grammar reference is written for the advanced student. It combines explanations of English grammar with information on how, when and why we use different structures. It shows the differences between spoken and written grammar and includes frequency information on the most common forms
The Computational analysis of English : a corpus-based approach( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A linguistic guide to English poetry
A glossary of English grammarMeaning and the English verbA linguistic guide to English poetryEnglish : one tongue, many voicesPrinciples of pragmaticsStyle in fiction : a linguistic introduction to English fictional proseChange in contemporary English : a grammatical studyAn A-Z of English grammar and usage
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Leech britischer Philologe und Sprachwissenschaftler

Geoffrey Leech Brits filoloog (1936-2014)

Leech, G.

Leech, G. N.

Leech, G. N. 1936-

Leech, G. N. (Geoffrey Neil), 1936-

Leech, Geoff

Leech, Geoff 1936-

Leech, Geoff 1936-2014

Leech Geoffrey

Leech, Geoffrey 1936-

Leech, Geoffrey 1936-2014

Leech, Geoffrey N.

Leech, Geoffrey N. 1936-

Leech, Geoffrey N. 1936-2014

Leech, Geoffrey Neil

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Leech, Geoffrey Neil 1936-2014

Liqi, Jiefuli 1936-

Rīchi Jefurī N 1936-

Τζόφρεϊ Λητς

리치, 제프리 1936-2014


リーチ, G

リーチ, ジェフリー

リーチ, ジェフリー・N