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Functional English grammar : an introduction for second language teachers

Author: Graham Lock
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge language education.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Functional English Grammar provides second language teachers with a functional description of English grammar, in which grammar is viewed not as a set of rules but as a communicative resource. It explores ways in which English grammar enables speakers and writers to represent their experience of the world, to interact with one another, and to create coherent messages." "Each chapter includes a focus on areas of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Lock
ISBN: 0521453054 9780521453059 0521459222 9780521459228
OCLC Number: 32590482
Description: xiii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Some basic concepts --
2. Representing things I: Nouns and noun groups --
3. Representing things II: More on noun groups --
4. Doing and happening I: The transitivity of action processes --
5. Doing and happening II: Ergativity, phrasal verbs, and phase --
6. Seeing, liking, thinking, wanting, and saying: The transitivity of mental and verbal processes --
7. Being and having: The transitivity of relational and existential processes --
8. Representing time: Tense and temporal Adjuncts --
9. Interaction: Speech acts and mood --
10. Expressing judgments and attitudes: Modal auxiliaries and modality --
11. Organizing messages: Theme and focus --
12. Combining messages: Complex sentences --
13. Issues in the learning and teaching of grammar.
Series Title: Cambridge language education.
Responsibility: Graham Lock.
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