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English Grammar: An Introduction / Edition 2
     

English Grammar: An Introduction / Edition 2

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by Peter Collins, Carmella Hollo
 

ISBN-10: 0230216943

ISBN-13: 9780230216945

Pub. Date: 01/19/2010

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The third edition of this acclaimed introduction to English grammar equips students with the tools they need to critically engage and really get under the skin of all sorts of texts. The first part of the book locates the study of grammar within its broader context and presents clearly the various grammatical categories, and later chapters go on to show how these

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The third edition of this acclaimed introduction to English grammar equips students with the tools they need to critically engage and really get under the skin of all sorts of texts. The first part of the book locates the study of grammar within its broader context and presents clearly the various grammatical categories, and later chapters go on to show how these methods can be applied by students in their own reading and technical understanding of various types of texts.

The third edition of English Grammar: An Introduction:
• Contextualises grammar through a clear step-by-step presentation, supported by practical exercises at the end of each chapter
• Has been expanded with new material, including more information about morphology, more examples and critical analysis of texts
• Has been revised and updated throughout, with several grammatical descriptions rewritten for clarity

Combining contemporary linguistic approaches with the familiar terms of traditional grammar, this lively introduction to a central field in language study is a valuable companion for both students and teachers of English grammar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230216945
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/19/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PART A Grammatical Description.- 1. Introduction.- 2. A Preliminary Overview.- 3. Nouns and Noun Phrases.- 4. Verbs and Verb Phrases.- 5. Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions and Associated Phrases.- 6. Clause Structure and Clause Type.- 7. Subordination and Coordination.- 8. Subordination and Coordination.- PART B Looking at Language in Context.- 9. From Separate Sentences to Connected Text.- 10. Text and Context.- 11. Text Analysis – Putting It All Together.

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English Grammar: An Introduction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lbhatters More than 1 year ago
This book was a wonderful introduction to English grammar from a linguistics perspective; which not only gave the logic behind English grammar, but explained the linguistic structures of grammar in a way that a person familiar with the basics of grammar can understand. It really complements one's knowledge of English grammar in this way. The second half of the book gives an introduction to linguistic context and text, the role of register and function. Each chapter of the book has practice questions which are really nice to test your comprehension. I read it one chapter at a time and tested myself and got through the book within a reasonable amount of time, because unlike most grammar books I've read, it wasn't boring to me. If you have an interest in learning about linguistics and composition, I highly recommend this book. It is more than just another grammar rule book, it is an English Language book; an excellent resource for teachers and students. (c) Laura Beth Hattersley