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Communicative Grammar of English

Communicative Grammar of English - 3rd edition

Communicative Grammar of English - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780582506336

ISBN10: 0582506336

Communicative Grammar of English by Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik - ISBN 9780582506336
Edition: 3RD 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
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Communicative Grammar of English by Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik - ISBN 9780582506336

ISBN13: 9780582506336

ISBN10: 0582506336

Edition: 3RD 04

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Summary

A Communicative Grammar of English was first published in 1975, since then the book has established itself as a grammar innovative in approach, reliable in coverage, and clear in its explanations. It is now available in this fully revised and redesigned third edition to provide up-to-date and accessible help to teachers, advanced learners and undergraduates students of English. A completely new Workbook co-authored by ELT specialists Edward Woods and Rudy Coppieters will also accompany this edition.

This edition is divided into three parts:

  • Part One: A guide to the use of this book, this looks at the way English grammar varies in different types of English, for example 'formal' and 'informal', 'spoken' and 'written'
  • Part Two: Grammar in use, the most important part, presents grammar through the eyes of the communicator and focuses on the uses of grammar rather than on grammatical structure
  • Part Three: A-Z in English grammar provides an alphabetically arranged guide to English grammar

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part One: A guide to the use of this book (Sections 1-56)

Part Two: Grammar in use (Sections 57-434)

Section A: Concepts

Section B: Information, reality and belief

Section C: Mood, emotion, attitude

Section D: Meanings in connected discourse

Part Three: A-Z in English grammar (Sections 435-747)
The major part of the book (Part Two) is founded on communicative principles, and contains sections on such meaning-oriented topics as 'time-when', 'agreement and disagreement', 'linking clauses and sentences'. The final part (Part Three) is laid out alphabetically, and is a detailed reference compendium, in which students and teachers can look up grammatical terms and categories and find accessible explanations and illustrations of them.

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