Angela Downing ... 550 pages - Publisher: Routledge; 3rd edition (January, 2015) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415732689 - ISBN-13: 978-0415732680 ...

This best-selling comprehensive descriptive grammar forms a complete course, ideal for all students studying English Language, whether on a course or for self-study. Broadly based on Hallidayan systemic-functional grammar but also drawing on cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis, English Grammar is accessible, avoiding overly theoretical or technical explanations. Divided into 12 self-contained chapters based around language functions, each chapter is divided into units of class-length material. Key features include: Numerous authentic texts from a wide range of sources, both spoken and written, which exemplify the grammatical description. * Clear chapter and module summaries enable efficient class preparation and student revision. * Extensive exercises with a comprehensive answer key. * This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new texts, a more user-friendly layout, more American English examples and a companion website, providing extra tasks, a glossary and a teachers‘ guide. * This is the essential coursebook and reference work for all native and non-native students of English grammar on English language and linguistics courses.

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