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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: The Teacher's Grammar Book
Subtitle: Second Edition
Written By: James D. Williams
Description:

"The Teacher's Grammar Book, Second Edition" introduces the various
grammars that inform writing instruction in our schools, and examines
methods, strategies, and techniques that constitute best classroom
practices for teaching grammar and writing. Designed for students who are
preparing to become English or language arts teachers, as well as for
credentialed teachers who want an easy-to-use guide to questions of
methods, grammar, and teaching, this overview of basic English grammar
includes the following major topics: a brief history of grammar, teaching
grammar, grammar and writing, traditional grammar,
transformational-generative grammar, cognitive grammar, dialects, black
English, and Chicano English.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0805852212
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Pages: 288
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