Introducing English Grammar
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Introducing English Grammar

by Kate Burridge, Kersti Borjars
     
 

Introducing English Grammar guides readers through the practical analysis of the syntax of English sentences. With all special terms carefully explained as they are introduced, the book is written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis. It is ideal for all beginning students of linguistics, English language, speech pathology, as well as

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Introducing English Grammar guides readers through the practical analysis of the syntax of English sentences. With all special terms carefully explained as they are introduced, the book is written for readers with no previous experience of grammatical analysis. It is ideal for all beginning students of linguistics, English language, speech pathology, as well as students with primarily literary interests who need to cover the basics of linguistic analysis.

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Praise for the first edition

The engagingly informal style of this excellent book brings the study of English grammar alive. I particularly admire the way in which grammatical points are copiously exemplified by quotations from real language in everyday use. The text is so well structured and so clearly written that, although it would undoubtedly be a valuable adjunct to a course of lectures, it could also be used by learners studying the subject on their own.

Professor Katharine Perera

One of the few [books] able to cover a lot of ground without being too generally shallow... It is written in a clear, accessible, and reader-orientated style with just the right amount of wit to make it entertaining... the examples taken from daily speech are interesting... this is a very useful, clear, accessible and interesting textbook for first-year students of English and / or linguistics... Students dealing with English on the basis of this book will not have the feeling that it is not worth the paper it is printed on; instead they will see that doing grammar can be fun.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340691731
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Kersti Börjars is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Feature Distribution in Swedish Noun Phrases.

Kate Burridge is Professor of Linguistics at Monash University, Australia. She is the author of Forbidden Words: Taboo and the Censoring of Language.

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