This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
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.