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The new edition of this innovative text employs insights from contemporary linguistic theories but builds them into a practical and coherent system that stays firmly rooted within traditional models. Its down-to-earth explanations about how language works are illustrated at every step with diagrams and other visual models. The examples and exercises consist of provocative and intelligent sentences, not desiccated grammar-book examples. Each chapter includes a sentence-analysis exercise with fifty problems. Answers are provided for ten sentences per chapter.
A new chapter on how grammar functions in literature and how it is used to improve writing extends the applications of Doing Grammar in this second edition, which also includes new introductory chapter outlines and thoroughly revised chapter summaries. The new edition was class tested for over a year. Every page has been re-thought and redefined to make grammatical analysis clear, understandable, useful, and interesting. It will be an invaluable guide for students in introductory and advanced grammar and composition courses and for all readers seeking to discover how language works.
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Max Morenberg, Professor of English, Miami University.Review:
"I love it and the students love it! We especially like the 50 practice sentences at the end of each chapter. A good practical approach to syntactic analysis."--Lori P. Altmann, Georgia State University
"At last, a formal grammar book useful in my advanced grammar class. It can be used as a workbook as well as a handbook--concise, clear, and coherent. I will adopt."--Harvey Solganick, Missouri Baptist College
"A unique, discovery-based approach."--Ben Rafoth, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
"An excellent book with clear, direct explanations of difficult topics. I especially like the exercises for students. I especially like the exercises for students. Glaser's discussion of 'deadwood' in student writing is one of my favorite parts of the book."--Mason Smith, Eastern Kentucky University
"This second edition makes a good book even better. It has style and substance and helps students to make sense of the structure of the language they speak and write."--John F. Savage, Boston College
"A superb textbook for helping students to understand the syntactic structure of English. It goes beyond fundamentals to reveal unsolved problems and interesting dilemmas where readers can exercise their own intuitive knowledge and critical thinking."--Ben Rafoth, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195097831
Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0195097831 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0039029
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195097831