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1st Edition

Second Language Grammar
Learning and Teaching

ISBN 9780582553750
Published May 4, 1987 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

The thrust of the book is not so much upon the formation of grammatical constructs but rather upon the shape of the grammatical system and its relation to semantics, discourse and pragmatics.

Table of Contents



Part one: On language, learning, and consciousness
1. The learning of grammar
2. Consciousness-raising

Part Two: On edge in language
3. Living language
4. Psycholonguistic aspects of grammaticization
5. Consciousness-raising and the language organism

Part Three: The readers of grammar
6. Grammar and discourse
7. Grammar and semantics
8. Discours, semantics, and grammatical consciousness-raising

Part Four: The shape of English grammar
9. English and language typology
10. English and language universals

Part Five: Grammar and the pedagogical programme
11. Grammar and the language curriculum
12. Grammar and the language syllabus

Bibliography; Glossary; Index

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William Rutherford is a Professor of Linguistics at The University of Southern California.