Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.
Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension -which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.
provides a wide-ranging introduction to English grammar, drawing on a variety of international authentic texts, including newspapers, novels and academic texts, to help learners understand concepts and theories in more depth;
is written in clear, concise prose in order to present basic concepts and key terms in an accessible way to learners with little or no background in grammar instruction;
emphasises the autonomy of the learner through activities and exercises which are suited to both native speakers and learners of English alike;
includes a selection of readings from key academics in the field including Michael Halliday, Michael McCarthy, Caroline Coffin and John Sinclair.
Drawing on the strengths of the original textbook, this second edition features: new readings from Christian Jones, Daniel Waller and Thomas E. Payne; revised questions, suggestions and issues to consider; and a brand new companion website featuring interactive audio files of authentic spoken English, links to further reading and new grammar tasks.
Written by an experienced teacher and researcher, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.
Dr Roger Berry has taught EFL and lectured in Applied Linguistics in several countries in Europe and Asia, and has taught courses in English Grammar for more than 20 years.
Contents How to use this book Contents cross-referenced Figures and tables Acknowledgements Preface A INTRODUCTION A1 Approaches to grammar A2 Nouns A3 Noun phrases and determiners A4 Adjectives, adverbs and prepositions A5 Verbs and their forms A6 Auxiliaries and the verb phrase A7 Varying the verb phrase A8 Clauses and clause elements A9 Types of sentence A10 Subordinate clauses A11 Redesigning sentences A12 Grammar in speech and writing B DEVELOPMENT B1 Word classes B2 Pronouns B3 Articles B4 Types of adverb B5 The meanings of tense and aspect B6 Modal auxiliaries B7 Multi-word verbs B8 Verb patterns B10 Relative clauses B9 Clause types B11 Beyond and beneath the sentence B12 Reporting C EXPLORATION C1 Words with multiple word-class membership C2 Nouns which can be both count and noncount C3 Usage problems with determiners C4 The comparison of adjectives C5 Distinguishing -ing and -ed forms C6 Verbs which can be transitive and intransitive C7 Ergativity C8 Analysing clauses C9 Exploring texts (1) C10 Exploring texts (2) C11 Exploring texts (3): putting it all together C12 Analysing spoken texts D EXTENSION D1 What is grammar? D2 Count and mass nouns D3 Determiners: a class apart D4 Prepositions and space D5 Expressing future time D6 Hedging and boosting D7 Words and phrases D8 Semantic roles of the subject D9 Speech acts D10 Conditionals D11 Subject, actor, theme D12 Grammar in the construction of online discussion messages Sources of texts used References Index of terms and concepts