|LV Literary and linguistic stylistics. Nature of literary criticism.|
|LP Teaching literature in schools, aims and objectives.|
|1.||It is fairly traditional in many ways. It is based on some of the best of contemporary descriptive linguistics, but many of the concepts are compatible with more traditional notions of English grammar, and will therefore be accessible to many teachers.|
|2.||It is based on a survey of contemporary English usage, spoken and written.|
|3.||It is published in various forms: a substantial, basic reference volume ( Quirk et al., 1972), and also two more condensed versions by Leech and Svartvik ( 1975) and by Quirk and Greenbaum ( 1973). The second of these also has an associated workbook.|
I am grateful to Margaret Berry, Oscar Collinge, and Anne Gunter for providing data and ideas for this article; and to the audience at my address in Perth for formulating over fifty questions on the address and giving me the opportunity to try and respond to some of them.
This article was originally prepared as the Keynote Address given to the Australian Association for the Teaching of English at their national conference in Perth, Western Australia, in September 1979, and published in English in Australia, 51, March 1980. Some remarks in the article were designed for its original Australian presentation, but since they are relevant to the theme of the article, which is English language in the modern world, they have been left unaltered here.
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