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The English Language: An Owner's Manual

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Can it ever be fun to learn about grammar? IsnOt that an oxymoron? But how about the historical traditions behind grammar? What is the purpose of grammar? How does modern grammar differ from yesterdayOs grammar? Allowing individuals to actually think about the way they speak and the aspects which comprise their everyday language is perhaps the most basic and most effective way to begin language analysis. By drawing on the daily use of language, this book explores the cultural significance of so-called "traditional" grammar ...

The English Language: An Owner's Manual 1998, Pearson, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780205274598

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