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English Grammar for Today: A New Introduction / Edition 2
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English Grammar for Today: A New Introduction / Edition 2

by Geoffrey Leech
 

ISBN-10: 140391642X

ISBN-13: 9781403916426

Pub. Date: 12/16/2005

Publisher: Macmillan Education UK

Written by a team led by a world authority in English grammar, English Grammar for Today has established itself as a rich educational experience for both native- and non-native-speaking students. This engaging and stimulating coursebook enables students to learn grammar not just for its own sake, but also for the pleasure of exploring, appreciating and

Overview

Written by a team led by a world authority in English grammar, English Grammar for Today has established itself as a rich educational experience for both native- and non-native-speaking students. This engaging and stimulating coursebook enables students to learn grammar not just for its own sake, but also for the pleasure of exploring, appreciating and understanding the way language communicates in written text and spoken discourse. Throughout, the emphasis is on using grammar in present-day English.

After an introduction placing grammar in its educational and cultural context, the authors present a 'toolkit' for analysing sentences. The second part of the book demonstrates how to apply this toolkit to spoken and written language, using a wide range of real textual materials. Each chapter ends with a set of carefully-designed exercises and tasks to aid understanding, with answers provided at the end of the volume. Now thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs of today's students, this new edition features:

- a new Foreword by the English Association
- an additional introductory chapter, 'Getting Started with Grammar', which introduces the subject for those with no prior knowledge
- improved and extended diagrams, exercises and answers
- up-to-date textual passages and examples

Lively and approachable, this indispensable guide is ideal for both students and teachers who are looking for their first serious engagement with - or wishing to rediscover- English grammar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403916426
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
Publication date:
12/16/2005
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Symbols and Conventions
Acknowledgements
PART A: INTRODUCTION
What Grammar Is and Is Not
Getting Started with Grammar
PART B: ANALYSIS
Sentences and their Parts
Words
Phrases
Clauses
Subordination and Coordination
Basic and Derived Structures
PART C: APPLICATIONS
Discourse Analysis: Speech and Writing
Discourse Analysis: Tenor and Domain
Analysis of Literary Discourse
Grammar and Problems of Usage
Grammar and Composition
Answers to Exercises
Further Reading
Index

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