English Grammar: A University Course

3rd Edition

Angela Downing

Routledge
Published December 9, 2014
Textbook - 530 Pages
ISBN 9780415732680 - CAT# Y158267

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Summary

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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