The Teacher's Guide to Grammar

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The Teacher's Guide to Grammar is unique in focusing directly on the aspects of grammar that teachers need to know. Assuming little or no formal linguistic education, this concise and accessible book provides the necessary background knowledge required in the classroom context. There are detailed chapters on the nuts and bolts of language: words, morphology, sentences, phrases, verbs, and clauses. Other important educational issues concerned in the teaching of English are discussed: the grammatical variation that...

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Overview

The Teacher's Guide to Grammar is unique in focusing directly on the aspects of grammar that teachers need to know. Assuming little or no formal linguistic education, this concise and accessible book provides the necessary background knowledge required in the classroom context. There are detailed chapters on the nuts and bolts of language: words, morphology, sentences, phrases, verbs, and clauses. Other important educational issues concerned in the teaching of English are discussed: the grammatical variation that differentiates standard and non-standard English; how grammar varies in relation to the purpose and audience of a text; and the different grammatical characteristics of different languages. Throughout, illustrations are given using examples from the real spoken and written language produced by learners.

Here are the essentials every English and literacy teacher needs to know about grammar in one practical and relevant guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199214488
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/24/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Cameron is Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford. She is a former head of department at the Institute of Education in London, and has over 20 years' experience of teaching English grammar to students and trainees. Well-known and widely respected in educational circles, she is author of, among other books, Good to Talk (2000) and Verbal Hygiene (1995)

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Table of Contents

1 Grammar 1

2 Words 15

3 Morphology 30

4 Sentences 43

5 Phrases 57

6 Verbs 73

7 Clauses 87

8 Dialects 98

9 Registers 114

10 Languages 127

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