A Communicative Grammar of English

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Longman, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 440 pages
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A Communicative Grammar of English employs a communicative rather than a structural approach to the learning of English grammar. This edition is divided into three parts:
Part One: A guide to the use of this book - looks at the way English grammar varies in different types of English, for example 'formal' and 'informal', 'spoken' and 'written'.
Part Two: Grammar in use - the central and largest part of the book, presents grammar through the eyes of the communicator and focuses on the uses of grammar rather than on grammatical structure.
Part Three: A-Z in English grammar - provides a useful and alphabetically arranged guide to English grammar.
This new edition includes more real examples taken from corpus data. Increased emphasis is given to grammar in spoke language, providing a better balance between written and spoken English. Explanations and examples have been made simpler in order to make the grammar more accessible to students.

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Introduction 15
Varieties of English 1516
A note on phonetic symbols 43

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About the author (2002)

Geoffrey Leech is Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at Lancaster University. Jan Svartvik is Professor of English at Lund University, Sweden.

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