The Grammar Book: An ESL/EFL Teacher's Course

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Heinle & Heinle, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 854 pages
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In this highly acclaimed revision, grammatical descriptions and teaching suggestions are organized into sections dealing with Form, Meaning, and Use. THE GRAMMAR BOOK, Second Edition helps teachers and future teachers grasp the linguistic system and details of English grammar, providing more information on how structures are used at the discourse level.

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Hi everyone... If, like me, you find the nuts and bolts of grammar endlessly fascinating, then this is the ultimate book for you, too. It is without doubt the best 36 I have ever spent. This book, 2nd edition (1999) written by our friends Celce-Murcia and Larsen-Freeman, is just about the most comprehensive study and explication of all those cul-de-sac grammar questions students always want to know the answers to, but more often than not we fail to give satisfactory explanations because we are not always quite sure ourselves. NOT ANY MORE! At 829 pages, this book covers almost (I can't think of any others myself) every grammar query we are ever likely to encounter; not only that, but it explains the reasons behind the grammar from three levels: the sub sentential/morphology - the sentential/syntactic - the supra sentential/ discourse. PLUS: it looks at grammar from three cross-sectional dimensions with regard to: Form-Meaning-Use. THERE'S MORE! At the end of each chapter there are little tests, endnotes, examples of real students' errors which ask you to remedy them and explain the possible reasons for their occurrence, helpful tips on how to teach the items in an L2 classroom, and a superb bibliography for further reading. This really is the light sabre of all grammar books; and as a practising L2 instructor, I've read and bought enough over the years to know my onions. I cannot believe this book wasn't on one of my bibliography lists at the start of my MA TESOL program? So, if you have a spare 36 and want to know all there is about grammar, and much more besides, do yourself a very big favour and invest it in this magnificent tome (only in hardback). It also doubles as a brilliant dissertation-avoidance technique! Is it any good? Is the Pope Catholic? 

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i need to this book
i am basically known only mother tongue now learn English but find out lot of website
don't have anyone clearly could you please give me beginner notes


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About the author (1999)

Marianne Celce-Murcia (Ph.D. in Linguistics, 1972) is Professor Emerita of Applied Linguistics and TESL at the University of California, Los Angeles, where for 30 years she taught primarily graduate students, preparing to be language teachers and researchers. Beyond her work at UCLA, she taught in and administered English language programs in Nigeria (1964-1966), Egypt (Fall, 1980), Canada (Summer, 1983), and Armenia (2003-2007). She has lectured and led workshops all over the U.S. and in many other countries as well. In addition to her co-authorship (with Diane Larsen-Freeman) on the three editions of "The Grammar Book," she is co-editor (with Donna Brinton and Marguerite Ann Snow) of the fourth edition of "Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language" (2014) and series co-editor (with Maggie Sokolik) of the five-volume, content-based "Grammar Connection" series (2008-2009), all with Cengage Learning, who (as Heinle & Heinle) presented her with their lifetime achievement award in 1997. At UCLA Marianne was honored for distinguished teaching both as a graduate student (1964) and as a professor (1976).

Diane Larsen-Freeman is Professor Emerita of Education, Professor Emerita of Linguistics, and Former Director of the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a Distinguished Senior Faculty Fellow at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. Dr. Larsen-Freeman has been a conference speaker in over 60 countries of the world and has published over 100 articles in her areas of interest. Her Heinle/Cengage titles include "The Grammar Book: Form, Meaning, and Use for English Language Teachers" (third edition, 2015, co-authored with Marianne Celce-Murcia), "From Grammar to Grammaring" (2003, authored), and the fourth edition of "Grammar Dimensions: Form, Meaning, and Use" (2007, Series Director). From 1980-1985, Dr. Larsen-Freeman was Editor of the journal "Language Learning." In 1997, Dr. Larsen-Freeman was inducted into the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1999, she was selected by ESL Magazine as one of "the ESL pioneers." In 2000, she received the lifetime achievement award from Heinle & Heinle.

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