Definitions of Grammar
- (noun) A formal system of rules for speaking and writing a language.
- (noun) The branch of linguistics that studies semantics, syntax, and morphology.
Example of Grammar
- Adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs are the primary components of written and spoken English.
- American English – /grA-muhr/
- British English – /grA-muh/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈɡræmər/
- British English – /ˈɡramə/
- Plural: grammars
- A (noun) grammarian studies (adjective) grammatical or (adjective) grammatic topics.
- Sociolinguistics Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “grammar” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Holliday, Adrian. 2013. Understanding Intercultural Communication: Negotiating a Grammar of Culture. London: Routledge.
Cite the Definition of Grammar
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “grammar.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/grammar/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
grammar. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/grammar/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “grammar.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 29, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/grammar/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“grammar.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 29 May. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/grammar/>.