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A Communicative Grammar of English

3rd Edition

By Geoffrey Leech, Jan Svartvik


456 pages

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A Communicative Grammar of English has long been established as a grammar innovative in approach, reliable in coverage, and clear in its explanations. This fully revised and redesigned third edition provides up-to-date and accessible help to teachers, advanced learners and undergraduate students of English. Part One looks at the way English grammar varies in different types of English, such as ‘formal’ and ‘informal’, ‘spoken’ and ‘written’; Part Two focuses on the uses of grammar rather than on grammatical structure and Part Three provides a handy alphabetically arranged guide to English grammar. A new workbook, The Communicative Grammar of English Workbook also accompanies this edition.

Table of Contents

Part One: A guide to the use of this book (Sections 1-56)

Part Two: Grammar in use (Sections 57-434)

Section A: Concepts

Section B: Information, reality and belief

Section C: Mood, emotion, attitude

Section D: Meanings in connected discourse

Part Three: A-Z in English grammar (Sections 435-747)

About the Authors

Geoffrey Leech is Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at Lancaster University. Jan Svartvik is Professor of English at Lund University, Sweden.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General