Functional English Grammar: An Introduction for Second Language Teachers

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Cambridge University Press, 1996 - Education - 296 pages
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This text explores ways in which English grammar enables speakers and writers to represent the world, to interact with one another, and to create coherent messages. This book provides second language teachers with a functional description of English grammar, in which grammar is viewed as a communicative resource. Each chapter includes a focus on areas of difficulty for second language learners, numerous authentic examples, tasks that allow the reader to apply the concepts introduced, and discussion questions. A final chapter covers issues in the learning and teaching of grammar, and reviews methodological options for the second or foreign language classroom. Assuming no previous study of linguistics or English grammar, this book is suitable for self-study or as a textbook in teacher education programs.
 

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this book is just awesome. i liked the book.
BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT ITS OLDER VERSION.

Contents

Some basic concepts
1
Nouns and noun groups
22
More on noun groups
43
The transitivity of action processes
67
Ergativity phrasal verbs and phase
87
The transitivity
103
Summary
122
Summary
141
Speech acts and mood
174
Modal auxiliaries
192
Summary
215
Complex sentences
246
Issues in the learning and teaching of grammar
265
Appendix
278
References
284
Index
291

Tense and temporal Adjuncts
147

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