By Anne Lobeck,Kristin Denham

An attractive and clean tackle the foundations and politics of English grammar, written in energetic prose. It is going a step extra than so much books on grammar by means of delivering an outline of the sector, with a dialogue of ancient and present debates approximately grammar, and the way we outline, speak about, and strategy it.

  • Presents a unique, inquiry-based method of realizing audio system' subconscious wisdom of English grammar
  • Makes lucid connections, whilst appropriate, with present linguistic theory
  • Integrates language swap and edition into the examine of grammar
  • Examines old assets of socially evaluative perceptions of grammar, as 'good' or 'bad', and notions of language authority
  • Provides syntactic reasons for plenty of smooth punctuation rules
  • Explores the various present controversies approximately grammar educating at school and the position of normal English in trying out and assessment

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