This new edition of an award winning title has been thoroughly updated to include many new entries and examples of language in use. Presenting a complete course on English grammar, this book is essential reading for non-native speakers of English.
Basic concepts -- The skeleton of the message: introduction to clause structure -- The development of the message: complementation of the verb -- Conceptualising patterns of experience: processes, participants, circumstances -- Interaction between speaker and hearer: linking speech acts and grammar -- Organising the message: thematic and information structures of the clause -- Expanding the message: clause combinations -- Talking about events: the verbal group - Viewpoints on events: tense, aspect and modality -- Talking about people and things: the nominal group -- describing persons, things and circumstances: adjectival and adverbial groups -- Spatial, temporal and other relationships: the prepositional phrase.
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st September 2006
Publisher: Willan Pub.