"A text that is simply and clearly explained while at the same time
presenting the full complexity of the essential structures of English."
, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
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Analyzing the Grammar of English
offers a descriptive analysis of the indispensable elements of English
grammar. Designed to be covered in one semester, this textbook starts
from scratch and takes nothing for granted beyond a reading and
speaking knowledge of English. Extensively revised to function better
in skills-building classes, it includes more interspersed exercises
that promptly test what is taught, simplified and clarified
explanations, greatly expanded and more diverse activities, and a new
glossary of over 200 technical terms.
Analyzing the Grammar of English, Third Edition
is the only English grammar to view the sentence as a strictly
punctuational constuct—anything that begins with a capital letter and
ends with a period, a question mark, an exclamation mark, or three
dots—rather than a syntactic one, and to load, in consequence, all the
necessary syntactic analysis onto the clause and its constituents.
is also one of the very few English grammars to include—alongside
multiple examples of canonical or "standard" language—occasional
samples of stigmatized speech to illustrate grammar points.
and teachers in courses of English grammatical analysis, English
teaching methods, TESOL methods, and developmental English will all
benefit from this new edition.
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