Synopses & Reviews
In this highly acclaimed revision, grammatical descriptions and teaching suggestions are organized into sections dealing with Form, Meaning, and Use. The Grammar Book, 2/e helps teachers and future teachers grasp the linguistic system and details of English grammar, providing more information on how structures are used at the discourse level.
This revised text retains a number of elements from the first edition while incorporating new topics, new research, and an explicit organizational focus on the three dimensions of grammar: form, meaning, and use.
About the Author
Marianne Celce-Murcia is professor emerita of applied linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Diane Larsen-Freeman is Professor of Education, Professor of Linguistics, and Director of the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a Distinguished Senior Faculty Fellow at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. Dr. Larsen-Freeman has been a conference speaker in over 50 countries of the world and has published over 100 articles in her areas of interest. Her Thomson/Heinle books include The Grammar Book: An ESL/EFL Teacher's Course (1999; co-authored with Marianne Celce-Murcia), From Grammar to Grammaring (2003) and the fourth edition of Grammar Dimensions: Form, Meaning, and Use (forthcoming, Series Director). From 1980-1985, Dr. Larsen-Freeman was Editor of the journal Language Learning. In 1997, Dr. Larsen-Freeman was inducted into the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1999, she was selected by ESL Magazine as one of "the ESL pioneers". In 2000, she received the lifetime achievement award from Heinle and Heinle Publishers.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Grammatical Metalanguage 3. The Lexicon 4. The Copula and Subject-Verb Agreement 5. Introduction to Phrase Structure 6. More Phrase Structure Rules 7. The Tense and Aspect System 8. Modal Auxiliaries and Related Phrasal Forms 9. The Tense-Aspect-Modality System in Discourse 10. Negation 11. Yes/No Questions 12. Imperatives 13. Wh-Questions 14. Other Structures That Look Like Questions 15. Articles 16. Reference and Possession 17. Partitives, Collectives, and Quantifiers 18. The Passive Voice 19. Sentences with Indirect Objects 20. Adjectives 21. Prepositions 22. Phrasal Verbs 23. Nonreferential It and There as Subjects 24. Coordinating Conjunction 25. Adverbials 26. Logical Connectors 27. Conditional Sentences 28. Introduction to Relative Clauses 29. More on Relative Clauses 30. Focus and Emphasis 31. Complementation 32. Other Aspects of Complementation and Embedded Clauses 33. Reported Speech and Writing 34. Degree: Comparatives and Equatives 35. Degree: Complements and Superlatives 36. Conclusion