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Teaching English as a second language : giving new learners an everyday grammar

Author: Richard G McGarry
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on the grammar of conversational speech, this book considers the cultural differences in language use and the neuroscience of speech patterns. With 23 illustrations, an annotated bibliography and list of online resources, a glossary, and end-of-chapter exercises, this book equips instructors and advanced students to explain everyday language choices that stymie non-native speakers"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G McGarry
ISBN: 9780786491469 0786470623 9780786470624 0786491469 9780786491469
OCLC Number: 811389844
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 179 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Mascagni Effect; 2. Articles: Julie and the French Sailor; 3. Prepositions: It's Above Smitty's!; 4. The Subjunctive: If I Were a Rich Man; 5. Gerunds and Infinitives: Remembering Loving Camping; 6. Verbs: Come Together; 7. Negatives, Interrogatives and Imperatives: Don't Ask and Don't Tell (Manipulative Speech Acts); 8. Passives: Getting Yourself Invited to Izabela's Party; 9. Modals: Meeting Kelly By the Tree; 10. Temporal Expressions: Come By, Say, the First of the Month; 11. Reciprocals: Backscratching. Conclusion: The Zen of GrammarAppendix A: Glossary; Appendix B: Internet Resources; Notes; Annotated Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Richard McGarry.

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"Focusing on the grammar of conversational speech, this book considers the cultural differences in language use and the neuroscience of speech patterns. With 23 illustrations, an annotated bibliography and list of online resources, a glossary, and end-of-chapter exercises, this book equips instructors and advanced students to explain everyday language choices that stymie non-native speakers"--

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