The Longman's Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English
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The Longman's Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English

By (author) Douglas Biber , By (author) Geoffrey Leech , By (author) Susan Conrad

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* Examines patterns of use in the news, fiction and academic English * Takes grammar and vocabulary together and looks at how they interact * Is based on the analysis of 40-million words of British and American, written and spoken corpus text * Uses over 3000 examples of real, corpus English to illustrate the points * Uses frequency tables and graphs to make the new findings of this grammar clear

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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 30mm | 762.05g
  • 01 Dec 2002
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • LONGMAN
  • Harlow
  • English
  • 0582237270
  • 9780582237278
  • 101,384

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Douglas Biber is Professor of Applied Linguistics (English Department) at Northern Arizona University. His books and articles deal with language use in spoken and written discourse.

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Based on the acclaimed " Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English ," this corpus-based text provides advanced students with a detailed look at the elements of English grammar including, how, why, and when to use different structures. Illustrates how different grammatical choices are made in speech and various writing genres. Uses example sentences drawn from real texts and conversations. Shows differences between British and American grammar. Includes frequency information. A companion " Student Workbook " makes the " Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English " a practical classroom tool as well as an indispensable grammar reference. "

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