This comprehensive reference and practice grammar is designed for advanced students of English as a foreign language. It takes language functions as its basis and explores these in terms of the language units that realize them. Form is related to meaning which in turn is related to situation. Chapters are divided into modules, which are designed both for class work and self-study use. Examples are given from various texts and transcripts, and summaries are used to emphasize the main points of each chapter. There are also tasks that are designed to broaden the understanding of the ways in which language may be used: these include text analysis.
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Angela Downing is Professor Emeritus at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She was General Editor of Atlantis (Journal of the Spanish Association of English and American Studies) from 2006 to 2012 and has published numerous articles on grammar and discourse.Review:
'Downing's comprehensive yet accessible book builds on traditional descriptions of English to present a functional orientation to grammar as a set of communicative resources. Taking the grammar off the page and into real life, this book illustrates how language operates across a range of different uses and contexts. An invaluable resource for all university studens of English.' Tom Bartlett, Cardiff University, UK
'Offer[s] an excellent basic framework for a really usable course book at the highest level of English language study.' Mike Hannay, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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