Oxford Introduction to Language Study: Grammar

Paperback | November 15, 2005

byMichael SwanEditorH. G. Widdowson

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Explains what grammar really is, why languages have to have it, and how different languages exploit it.An introduction by leading grammar expert Michael Swan on the theoretical and pedagogical approaches to grammatical description, the notion of 'universal grammar', the role of grammar in establishing social and educational norms, and the possible future grammar of International English. The author shows that grammar need not be tedious at all, but provides fascinating insights into the different ways in which we conceive of the world and communicate with others.

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Explains what grammar really is, why languages have to have it, and how different languages exploit it.An introduction by leading grammar expert Michael Swan on the theoretical and pedagogical approaches to grammatical description, the notion of 'universal grammar', the role of grammar in establishing social and educational norms, and ...

Professor Henry Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London, and has also been Professor of Applied Linguistics at Essex University and Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna. Michael Swan is a writer specializing in English language teaching and reference materials. His interests include pe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.8 × 5.04 × 0.2 inPublished:November 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0194372413

ISBN - 13:9780194372411

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