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Books: Applied Linguistics: Willis

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Rules, Patterns and Words: Willis

Message 1: Rules, Patterns and Words: Willis
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <>
Subject: Rules, Patterns and Words: Willis
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Title: Rules, Patterns and Words Subtitle: Grammar and Lexis in English Language Teaching Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Dave Willis Electronic: ISBN: 9780511732676 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 66.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521829243 Pages: 246 Price: U.K. £ 49.15 Comment: no longer available
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521536196 Pages: 246 Price: U.K. £ 19.60 Comment: published in 2003

New Edition

Teachers need a clear description of what constitutes grammar and how itcan best be taught in the English language classroom. This book illustratesa new way of describing the grammar of spoken and written English anddemonstrates how lexical phrases, frames and patterns provide a linkbetween grammar and vocabulary. These processes and techniques arecontextualised within a task-based approach to teaching and learning.Numerous interactive tasks are provided to guide readers. Over 40 examplesof teaching exercises are included to illustrate techniques which can beapplied in the classroom immediately.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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