3rd Edition

A Communicative Grammar of English

ISBN 9780582506336
Published January 6, 2003 by Routledge
456 Pages

USD $72.95

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Book Description

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)

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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.