For undergraduate and graduate level courses in English grammar, syntax, and writing; also appropriate for a course in teaching English at the secondary level.Approaching grammar as a process and not a product, this text engages students in a conversation about English that will help them reflect on how their language works and understand the social judgments that accompany language use-making them feel they are active participants in shaping their language rather than passive victims of grammar rules that someone imposes on them. Employing the terminology of traditional grammar combined with the insights gained by modern linguistic analysis, it describes English as an instrument of communication, and lays the necessary groundwork for thinking about language so that students can extend what they learn to new situations and apply their knowledge of language in ways most useful to them. Three different types of exercises support the learning and review processes and motivate students to think, talk, and write about English with increasing confidence and sophistication as the term progresses.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins :
1. Why Study English Grammar?
Native Speakers and Grammar Study. Standard English. Judgments about English. The Legacy of the Eighteenth Century. Reflections.
2. How Do We Study English Grammar?
Why Do People Disagree about Grammar? What Are the Common Elements of English? Reflections.
3. Nouns and Noun Phrases.
What Are Nouns? What Are Some Common Subcategories of Nouns? What Makes Up a Noun Phrase? Determiners. What Are the Functions of Noun Phrases? Verbal Nouns and Noun Phrases. Compounds. Reflections. Practice Exercises.
4. Verbs and Verb Phrases.
What Are Verbs? What about the Exceptions? What Are Some Common Subcategories of Verbs? What Is Verb Tense? What Makes Up a Verb Phrase? What Are Nonfinite Verb Phrases? Compounds. What Is Subject-Verb Agreement? Reflections. Practice Exercises.
What Are Pronouns? Personal Pronouns. Reflexive Pronouns. Reciprocal Pronouns. Demonstr
- Data Publicarii : 2002
- Editie : 2
- Format : Hardback
- Numar pagini : 256
- ISBN : 9780130322609