Widely published author Howard Jackson has written a student-friendly, comprehensive introduction to the grammar and vocabulary of contemporary English. Grammar and
Vocabulary covers the core areas of grammar and vocabulary: words and sentences, word classes, word structure, slots and fillers, sentence patterns, clause and phrase, grammar rules and vocabularies Drawing on a vast range of real texts including articles from The
Guardian to a poem by Betjemen, this introduction also provides classic readings by Halliday, uirk, Ayto and
Trudgill. This introduction uses real studies designed and conducted by students to facilitate understanding for all who wish to pursue these core aspects of language usage.