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LINGUIST List 16.3155

Tue Nov 01 2005

Books: Applied Ling/Ling & Lit/Ling Theories: Hancock

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Janet Joyce, Meaning-Centered Grammar: Hancock


Message 1: Meaning-Centered Grammar: Hancock
Date: 01-Nov-2005
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: Meaning-Centered Grammar: Hancock


Title: Meaning-Centered Grammar
Subtitle: An Introductory Text
Series Title: Equinox Textbooks and Surveys in Linguistics
Published: 2005
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Author: Craig Hancock,
Hardback: ISBN: 1904768105 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1904768105 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 87.50
Paperback: ISBN: 1904768113 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 15.99
Abstract:

'Hancock's Meaning-Centered Grammar makes an excellent introduction to
traditional grammar viewed within a functional perspective. It possesses a
warmth of style unusual for a textbook in this field.'
Michael Cummings, Professor, Department of English, York University, Toronto

Rather than narrowly dividing language between correct and incorrect, this
book promotes a respect for the power and usefulness of language in all its
forms. It draws from a number of linguistic grammars, traditional grammar,
and contemporary composition theory, yet achieves a unified synthesis by
seeing each of these as ways to understand the language itself and its
natural, inherent, meaning-making grammatical system. The book draws
heavily on real world writing, including authors like Annie Dillard,
Richard Rodriguez, John McPhee, Alice Walker, Tim O'Brien, Martin Luther
King, Jr., and Cornel West. Though the book is primarily a linguistically
based exploration, the final two chapters move into the practical world of
real world application in writing (including punctuation) and reading
(grammatical analysis.) It does not stop at the isolated sentence, but
considers ways in which grammar works in longer passages and in harmony
with rhetorical purposes. Its direct focus is on developing an
understanding of language and not on directly changing language behavior.
It should be of great interest to writing teachers or grammar teachers
looking for alternatives to narrow prescriptive approaches or the
disinterested descriptions of much contemporary linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=17120


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International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
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MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
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