Structure and Meaning in English is designed to help teachers of English develop an understanding of those aspects of English which are especially relevant for learners who speak other languages.
Using corpus research, Graeme Kennedy cuts to the heart of what is important in the teaching of English. The book provides pedagogically- relevant information about English at the levels of sounds, words, sentences and texts. It draws attention to those linguistic items and processes which research has shown are typically hard for learners and which lead to errors.
Each chapter contains:
With answers to many of the tasks given at the back of the book, this groundbreaking work provides a comprehensive and accessible textbook on the structure and use of the language for teachers of English.
'As a grammar, the book is laid out in a logical sequence of readable sections.'
The Times Higher, November 2004
Grammar and grammars
1. THE SOUNDS OF ENGLISH
2. WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS
3. SIMPLE SENTENCE PARTS, STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS
4. NOUNS AND NOUN PHRASES
5. VERBS AND VERB PHRASES
6. MODIFICATION OF NOUN PHRASES, VERB PHRASES AND SENTENCES
7. BEYOND THE SIMPLE SENTENCE
USEFUL SOURCES OF INFORMATION ABOUT ENGLISH
KEY TO TASKS