This advanced grammar text encourage readers to think critically about grammar and exposes them to a variety of linguistic theories.
A textbook for an upper-division undergraduate course on the structures of modern English or modern English grammar, focusing on pedagogical grammar rather than on linguistic theory. Assumes no previous study of grammar or linguistics. The eclectic approach encompasses traditional, structural, and transformational grammatical theory and emphasizes the importance of critical thought over identifying and memorizing categories. The 1997 edition (first in 1990) is here revised to highlight the concepts of form and function, making them a unifying theme of the whole book; to expand the discussion of language acquisition; and to include additional examples. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)