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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About 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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