Based on the insights and discoveries of the ground-breaking Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English, this new book brings fresh perspectives to the study of English grammar.
The Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English is a pedagogical course book for advanced students at university or on teacher-training courses, and an invaluable reference grammar. It combines a comprehensive examination of grammatical structure with information about the ‘how’, ‘when’ and ‘why’ of English as it is really used
Salient Features * Examines patterns of use in the news, fiction and academic English * Takes grammar and vocabulary together and looks at how they interact * Is based on the analysis of 40-million words of British and American, written and spoken corpus text * Uses over 3000 examples of real, corpus English to illustrate the points * Uses frequency tables and graphs to make the new findings of this grammar clear
Table Of Contents * Introduction: a discourse perspective on grammar * Words and word classes * Introduction to phrases and clauses * Nouns, pronouns, and the simple noun phrase * Verbs * Variation in the verb phrase: tense, aspect, voice, and model use * Adjectives and adverbs * Exploring the grammar of the clause * Complex noun phrases * Verb and adjective complement clauses * Adverbials * Word order choices * The grammar of conversation
Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English (Paperback)