- (Crystal, 2008) ⇒ David Crystal. (2008). “A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, 6th edition." Blackwell Publishing.
- grammar A central term in LINGUISTICS, but one which covers a wide range of phenomena, being use both in mass noun and count noun senses (as in 'grammar in general' and 'a grammar in particular'). Several types of grammar can be distinguished. ... (2) A theoretical grammar goes beyond the study of individual languages, using linguistic DATA as a means of developing theoretical insights in the nature of language as such .... formal grammar (as opposed to 'NOTIONAL grammar') ...