Navigating English Grammar : A Guide to Analyzing Real Language

Navigating English Grammar : A Guide to Analyzing Real Language

Description

An engaging and fresh take on the rules and politics of English grammar, written in lively prose. It goes a step further than most books on grammar by providing an overview of the field, with a discussion of historical and current debates about grammar, and how we define, discuss, and approach it. * Presents a novel, inquiry-based approach to understanding speakers' unconscious knowledge of English grammar * Makes lucid connections, when relevant, with current linguistic theory * Integrates language change and variation into the study of grammar * Examines historical sources of socially evaluative perceptions of grammar, as 'good' or 'bad', and notions of language authority * Provides syntactic explanations for many modern punctuation rules * Explores some of the current controversies about grammar teaching in school and the role of Standard English in testing and assessment


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Details

Author(s)
Anne Lobeck, Kristin E. Denham
Format
Paperback | 298 pages
Dimensions
178 x 247 x 15mm | 612g
Publication date
01 Dec 2013
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publication City/Country
Chicester, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
colour tables
ISBN10
1405159944
ISBN13
9781405159944
Bestsellers rank
787,596