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Title: Advanced English Grammar
Subtitle: A Linguistic Approach
Written By: Ilse Depraetere
Chad Langford

Depraetere and Langford, with 40 years of teaching experience between
them, present a grammar pitched precisely at advanced learners of English
who need to understand how the English language really works without
getting lost in the specifics. Most linguistically-oriented grammars of English
can be intimidating and complex. On the other hand, the more basic practical
grammars also available are often not advanced enough.

This book pulls from linguistic theory all the relevant notions that will enable
the language student to fully grasp English grammar. After introducing form
and function, the authors cover verbs, nouns, aspect and tense, modality and
discourse. Readers are led through the underlying principles of language use,
with the book presupposing only a basic grasp of linguistic terminology. It
does not get bogged down in huge amounts of detail and focuses on the
crucial issues. Full of exercises and with attention paid to moving the reader
through their course, this is the desk reference grammar of choice for both
native and non-native English speakers.

'This book fills a long-standing gap, as it successfully combines the study of
linguistics with language teaching: it offers an in-depth discussion of central
areas of English grammar which are particularly relevant for the language
learner, while at the same time providing a clear and up-to-date introduction to
essential grammatical concepts and the logical system behind them. All of
this is presented in a highly accessible and readable way together with plenty
of practical exercises, which makes this book a perfect companion for
advanced/upper-intermediate learners of English and students of English
linguistics alike.' Dr Gunther Kaltenböck, University of Vienna, Austria

Contents: 1. Getting Started. Forms and Functions \\ 2. The Verb and Its
Complements \\ 3. The Noun and the Noun Phrase \\ 4. Aspect and Tense \\ 5.
Modals and Modality \\ 6. Discourse \\ Exercises \\ Appendix: Irregular Verbs \\
Notes \\ Bibliography \\ Lexical Index \\ Subject Index

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1441110895
ISBN-13: 9781441110893
Pages: 376
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1441149317
ISBN-13: 9781441149312
Pages: 376
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99