Grammar for teachers : a guide to American English for native and non-native speakers / Andrea DeCapua

By: DeCapua, Andrea [author.]
Contributor(s): Ohio Library and Information Network
Material type: TextTextSeries: Springer Texts in Education: Publisher: Switzerland : Springer, [2017]Edition: Second edition; Second editionDescription: 1 online resource (xvi, 439 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319339160; 3319339168Subject(s): English language -- United States -- Grammar -- Textbooks | English language -- United States -- Grammar -- Textbooks for foreign speakers | Americanisms -- Textbooks | Americanisms -- Textbooks for foreign speakers | Language Education | Learning & Instruction | Sociology of EducationGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Textbooks. Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 407.1 LOC classification: PE1065 | .D43 2017Online resources: Click here to access online | Click here to access online | SpringerLink Connect to resource (off-campus)
Contents:
Chapter 1 What Is Grammar? -- Chapter 2 Morphology: Words and Their Parts -- Chapter 3 The Noun Phrase -- Chapter 4 Adjectives and Adverbs -- Chapter 5 Overview of Verbs and Verb Phrases: The Heart of the Sentence -- Chapter 6 Time, Tense, and Aspect of Verbs -- Chapter 7 Modal Auxiliary Verbs and Related Structures -- Chapter 8 Basic Sentence Patterns and Major Variations -- Chapter 9 Compound Sentences and Introduction to Complex Sentences: Adverbial Clauses -- Chapter 10 Complex Sentences Continued: Relative Clauses -- Chapter 11 Complex Sentences Continued: Noun Clauses -- Chapter 12 Verbal Constructions -- Glossary -- Appendices
Summary: Updated and revised with more examples and expanded discussions, this second edition continues the aim of providing teachers with a solid understanding of the use and function of grammatical structures in American English. The book avoids jargon and presents essential grammatical structures clearly and concisely. Dr. DeCapua approaches grammar from a descriptive rather than a prescriptive standpoint, discussing differences between formal and informal language, and spoken and written English. The text draws examples from a wide variety of authentic materials to illustrate grammatical concepts. The many activities throughout the book engage users in exploring the different elements of grammar and in considering how these elements work together to form meaning. Users are encouraged to tap into their own, often subconscious, knowledge of grammar to consciously apply their knowledge to their own varied teaching settings. The text also emphasizes the importance of understanding grammar from the perspective of English language learners, an approach that allows teachers to better appreciate the difficulties these learners face. Specific areas of difficulties for learners of English are highlighted throughout
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Chapter 1 What Is Grammar? -- Chapter 2 Morphology: Words and Their Parts -- Chapter 3 The Noun Phrase -- Chapter 4 Adjectives and Adverbs -- Chapter 5 Overview of Verbs and Verb Phrases: The Heart of the Sentence -- Chapter 6 Time, Tense, and Aspect of Verbs -- Chapter 7 Modal Auxiliary Verbs and Related Structures -- Chapter 8 Basic Sentence Patterns and Major Variations -- Chapter 9 Compound Sentences and Introduction to Complex Sentences: Adverbial Clauses -- Chapter 10 Complex Sentences Continued: Relative Clauses -- Chapter 11 Complex Sentences Continued: Noun Clauses -- Chapter 12 Verbal Constructions -- Glossary -- Appendices

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Updated and revised with more examples and expanded discussions, this second edition continues the aim of providing teachers with a solid understanding of the use and function of grammatical structures in American English. The book avoids jargon and presents essential grammatical structures clearly and concisely. Dr. DeCapua approaches grammar from a descriptive rather than a prescriptive standpoint, discussing differences between formal and informal language, and spoken and written English. The text draws examples from a wide variety of authentic materials to illustrate grammatical concepts. The many activities throughout the book engage users in exploring the different elements of grammar and in considering how these elements work together to form meaning. Users are encouraged to tap into their own, often subconscious, knowledge of grammar to consciously apply their knowledge to their own varied teaching settings. The text also emphasizes the importance of understanding grammar from the perspective of English language learners, an approach that allows teachers to better appreciate the difficulties these learners face. Specific areas of difficulties for learners of English are highlighted throughout

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