29.2853, Books: Working with English Grammar: Cummings

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Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:09:48
From: Louise Bowes [lbowes at cambridge.org]
Subject: Working with English Grammar: Cummings


Title: Working with English Grammar 
Subtitle: An Introduction 
Publication Year: 2018 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/grammar-and-syntax/working-english-grammar-introduction?format=PB 

Author: Louise Cummings

Paperback: ISBN:  9781108402071 Pages: 390 Price: U.S. $ 32.99
Paperback: ISBN:  9781108402071 Pages: 390 Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN:  9781108402071 Pages: 390 Price: Europe EURO 26.83


This clear and concise introduction offers students of linguistics and English
language a comprehensive overview of English grammar, including word
structure, major and minor word classes, phrases, clauses and sentences. Based
on twenty years' teaching practice, Louise Cummings adopts a unique approach
of using three real-world contexts - first language acquisition, language
disorders and non-standard dialects - as a pedagogical tool to make
grammatical concepts meaningful to students and to improve engagement and
understanding. In seven accessible chapters, students are encouraged to
develop the analytical skills they require to give a comprehensive description
of the grammar of the English language. A range of supportive learning aids is
used, including: • Learning objectives and section 'key points' summaries •
Varied examples from world Englishes and print media • Homework assignments,
exercises and revision questions • Targeted further reading suggestions and
'special topics' boxes • A glossary of 300 entries • An extensive range of
online resources for instructors and students, including a test bank of 140
multiple-choice questions, useful links and an answer key.
List of figures and tables; List of exercises; List of special topics;
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The study of grammar; 2. Word structure; 3.
Major word classes; 4. Minor word classes; 5. Phrases; 6. Clauses; 7.
Sentences; Answers; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     General Linguistics
                     Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English  (eng)

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