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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Basic Concepts
Chapter 2 The Skeleton Of The Message: Introduction To Clause Structure
Chapter 3 The Development Of The Message: Complementation Of The Verb
Chapter 4 Interaction Between Speaker And Hearer: Linking Speech Acts And Grammar
Chapter 5 Conceptualising Patterns Of Experience: Processes, Participants, Circumstances
Chapter 6 Organising The Message: Thematic And Information Structures Of The Clause
Chapter 7 Combining Clauses Into Sentences
Chapter 8 Talking About Events: The Verbal Group
Chapter 9 Viewpoints On Events: Tense, Aspect And Modality
Chapter 10 Talking About People And Things: The Nominal Group
Chapter 11 Describing Persons, Things And Circumstances: Adjectival And Adverbial Groups
Chapter 12 Spatial, Temporal And Other Relationships: The Prepositional Phrase