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Analyzing English Grammar - 5th edition

Analyzing English Grammar (ISBN10: 0321426185; ISBN13: 9780321426185)
ISBN13: 978-0321426185
ISBN10: 0321426185

Summary: This advanced grammar text encourages students to think critically about grammar and exposes them to a variety of linguistic theories as it prepares them to become K-12 English teachers.

Designed to support and assist students in learning about the structure of the English language, this textbook provides students with sound pedagogical grammar instruction while drawing upon traditional, structural, and transformational grammatical theory. Unlike similar
texts, Analyzing English Grammar speaks directly to students by providing clear explanations. It then challenges them to be conscious of their own learning processes by incorporating a variety of strategies that extend beyond memorization and into critical thinking and analysis.
Features
  • Shows students how to move from clear, prototypical cases toward critical analysis of the more complex and borderline ambiguous grammar examples that characterize actual language.
  • ''What's the Usage'' sections, found throughout the text, immediately apply grammatical concepts to practical writing problems.
  • Chapter goals at the beginning of each chapter help students focus on essential concepts. Review exercises at the end of each chapter focus on these goals.
  • Teaches the use of phrase marker tree diagrams (adapted from transformational grammar) and traditional Reed-Kellogg diagrams as alternative tools for analyzing sentence structure graphically.
  • An extensive Instructor's Manual includes an exercise answer key, teaching suggestions, reproducible quizzes, teaching aids, and suggested study plans.
  • Extensive discussion of language acquisition, particularly second language acquisition, addresses this increasingly important concern for secondary school teachers in both urban and rural areas.
  • Includes examples of American regional and social dialects with references to Hispanic and Vietnamese influences to show how English is adapted in various groups.

New To This Edition
  • A brief Preview has been added at the beginning of each chapter alerting students to what they are about to study and encouraging them to recall what they already know.
  • An expanded glossary elaborates on terms already defined and adds terms not previously included. All glossary terms also appear in the Index with entries that will lead to a more detailed discussion of the concept named.
  • Broadened discussion of everyday language and lengthened discussion of word formation and semantics helps in the understanding of the language process in life.
  • In most of the exercises in the current edition, the structures to be reviewed are embedded within ordinary prose written either as a paragraph or as a series of numbered questions forming a related paragraph.
  • Includes an extended discussion of African American Vernacular English variantsof some of the grammatical structures presented, in order to show how Standard American English differs systematically from one of several dialects of American English.
  • Examples of how Analyzing English Grammar relates to the language and linguistic requirements for students seeking a teacher certification credential in English.
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Summary: This advanced grammar text encourages students to think critically about grammar and exposes them to a variety of linguistic theories as it prepares them to become K-12 English teachers.

Designed to support and assist students in learning about the structure of the English language, this textbook provides students with sound pedagogical grammar instruction while drawing upon traditional, structural, and transformational grammatical theory. Unlike similar texts, Analyzing English Grammar speaks directly to students by providing clear explanations. It then challenges them to be conscious of their own learning processes by incorporating a variety of strategies that extend beyond memorization and into critical thinking and analysis.
Features
  • Shows students how to move from clear, prototypical cases toward critical analysis of the more complex and borderline ambiguous grammar examples that characterize actual language.
  • ''What's the Usage'' sections, found throughout the text, immediately apply grammatical concepts to practical writing problems.
  • Chapter goals at the beginning of each chapter help students focus on essential concepts. Review exercises at the end of each chapter focus on these goals.
  • Teaches the use of phrase marker tree diagrams (adapted from transformational grammar) and traditional Reed-Kellogg diagrams as alternative tools for analyzing sentence structure graphically.
  • An extensive Instructor's Manual includes an exercise answer key, teaching suggestions, reproducible quizzes, teaching aids, and suggested study plans.
  • Extensive discussion of language acquisition, particularly second language acquisition, addresses this increasingly important concern for secondary school teachers in both urban and rural areas.
  • Includes examples of American regional and social dialects with references to Hispanic and Vietnamese influences to show how English is adapted in various groups.

New To This Edition
  • A brief Preview has been added at the beginning of each chapter alerting students to what they are about to study and encouraging them to recall what they already know.
  • An expanded glossary elaborates on terms already defined and adds terms not previously included. All glossary terms also appear in the Index with entries that will lead to a more detailed discussion of the concept named.
  • Broadened discussion of everyday language and lengthened discussion of word formation and semantics helps in the understanding of the language process in life.
  • In most of the exercises in the current edition, the structures to be reviewed are embedded within ordinary prose written either as a paragraph or as a series of numbered questions forming a related paragraph.
  • Includes an extended discussion of African American Vernacular English variantsof some of the grammatical structures presented, in order to show how Standard American English differs systematically from one of several dialects of American English.
  • Examples of how Analyzing English Grammar relates to the language and linguistic requirements for students seeking a teacher certification credential in English.
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 07
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Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Year Published: 2007
International: No

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