The Resource Making sense : the glamorous story of English grammar, David Crystal, (electronic resource)

Making sense : the glamorous story of English grammar, David Crystal, (electronic resource)

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Making sense : the glamorous story of English grammar
Title
Making sense
Title remainder
the glamorous story of English grammar
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
David Crystal explains grammar's rules and irregularities, shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls, and explores its history and varieties. He gives practical guidance on how grammar may be used for different purposes and in different settings. He provides a series of insights into the stages by which children acquire grammar and shows how this can be used to guide its early instruction. He casts a mordant eye on what learned people have said about English grammar over the centuries and what they continue to say now. People have always been uneasy about points of grammar and worried that what they say may not always be what they mean. Grammar is complex but, Professor Crystal shows, it need not be daunting: the more we understand it, he argues, the more sense we shall make. Making Sense is as entertaining as it is instructive. David Crystal unites investigations of its nature, variations, history, learning, and teaching with a host of practical advice. Like its three companion volumes it will appeal to everyone interested in the English language and how to use it
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
425
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1095
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Making sense : the glamorous story of English grammar, David Crystal, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
References and further readingIllustration credits; Index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Not knowing grammar: a student's tale; Not knowing grammar: a child's tale; Chapter 1: First steps in grammar; Interlude: The first grammarians; Chapter 2: Second steps: the big picture; Chapter 3: Second steps: the small picture; Chapter 4: Third steps: combining big and small; Chapter 5: Inside the words; Interlude: The first English grammarian; Chapter 6: Talking about mouses; Interlude: Learn by heart; Chapter 7: What sentences do; Interlude: The first modern English grammarian; Chapter 8: Sentence building
  • Chapter 19: Grammar on the jobChapter 20: Explanations; Chapter 21: Grammatical change -- now; Interlude: Pluralsy; Chapter 22: Grammatical change -- then; Interlude: Thou vs you; Chapter 23: Into living memory (almost); Chapter 24: Going transatlantic; Interlude: Another pretty little Americanism; Chapter 25: Going global; Interlude: A good good example; Chapter 26: Grammar online; Chapter 27: Back from the grave; Chapter 28: Why the delay?; Interlude: Do as I say -- government level; Chapter 29: A top ten for the future; Epilogue; An appendix on teaching and testing
  • Interlude: Grammatically precociousChapter 9: Story time; Chapter 10: Connecting; Interlude: Did the teddy bear chase the elephant?; Chapter 11: Talking about grammar; Interlude: Victorian playfulness; Chapter 12: Up with which we will not put; Interlude: A shocking faux pas; Chapter 13: Clarity and weight; Interlude: Redistributing weight; Chapter 14: Clarity and order; Chapter 15: Grammar and meaning; Interlude: Real and unreal ambiguity; Chapter 16: Grammar and effect; Chapter 17: Structure and use together; Interlude: Define dog; Chapter 18: A sense of style
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ocn966458385
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1 online resource (200 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782832300
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966458385
  • pebc1782832300

Library Locations

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