This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."
Teachers need a clear description of what constitutes grammar and how it
can best be taught in the English language classroom. This book illustrates
a new way of describing the grammar of spoken and written English and
demonstrates how lexical phrases, frames and patterns provide a link
between grammar and vocabulary. These processes and techniques are
contextualised within a task-based approach to teaching and learning.
Numerous interactive tasks are provided to guide readers. Over 40 examples
of teaching exercises are included to illustrate techniques which can be
applied in the classroom immediately.