The Uses of Grammar


The Uses of Grammar takes an eclectic and accessible approach that integrates traditional, structural, and functional concepts with other ideas from contemporary grammar(s). In contrast with other grammar texts-which are typically organised from the 'bottom up', beginning with parts of speech and progressing to phrases, clauses, and sentences-this book employs a unique structure based on the differentiation of form and function. Incorporates examples and exercises that use 'living language' to illustrate the practical applications of grammarExtensively class-tested and refined to be student- and instructor-friendly, the text also features 'Challenger' and 'For Discussion"'boxed sections that enhance students' understanding of the principles covered in the text and encourage classroom discussionSupplements and Resources:Instructor's Manual including answers to exercises in the textSupplemental exercises and answersTeaching tipsAlternate table of contents and transition guide is available to adopters

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004


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