Product Description Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this authoritative guide is a comprehensive, scholarly and systematic review of modern English. In one volume the book presents a description of both the linguistic structure of present-day English and its geographical, social, gender, and ethnic variations. Covering new developments such as the impact of email on language and corpus-based grammars, this accessible text has been extensively rewritten and brings the survey of modern English right up to date. It also offers new examples and suggestions for further reading. About the Author Steve Gramley and Kurt Michael Patzold are both senior lecturers in the Facluty of Linguistics and Literature at the University of Bielefeld, Gemany. Steve is an American and teaches Foreign Language, American Studies and English Linguistics in English.