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The Structure of English for Readers, Writers, and Teachers, Second Edition

by Mary M. Clark

ISBN 978-1-932780-05-5

The Instructor's Manual to The Structure of English for Readers, Writers, and Teachers, Second Edition

by Mary M. Clark

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About the Book
The Structure of English for Readers, Writers, and Teachers is a survey of the grammar of English (our pronunciation, our spelling system, and the structure of our words, phrases, and sentences), with attention, also, to dialect variation and the adjustments we make in our language as we move from one social situation to another. The grammatical analysis is couched within the framework of contemporary linguistic theory, but in a non-technical, very accessible form. As in the first edition, applications are made at every point to issues of interest to writers, students of literature, and teachers of language arts; however, this second edition has been expanded to also include information and applications for teachers and students of English as a second language. In the many exercises that are provided in each chapter, readers are invited to apply grammatical concepts to the analysis of a literary passage, the speech or writing of a child, the language of an English learner, or the reader’s own prose. This is an ideal text for undergraduate students of English literature or composition or for pre-service teachers of English as a first or second language.
About the Author
Mary M. Clark is a professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, where she serves as faculty advisor for the university’s ESL programs and teaches courses in linguistics, English grammar, and language teaching methodology. She earned her Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has published a book on the tonal system of Igbo, a Kwa language of Nigeria, and articles on the tonal systems of other African and Asian languages. She has personal experience with most of the topics that are discussed in this book, having taught high school English in New Hampshire and Nigeria, English as a Second Language at the University of Massachusetts and the School for International Training, and first-year writing at the University of New Hampshire. Her husband and two of her children are professional writers, and she has had many opportunities over the years to observe, first-hand, the miraculous unfolding of spoken and written language in children—first in her own children, and now in her grandchildren, who live nearby.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction
2: The Vocabulary of English
3: Grammatical Categories or “Parts of Speech”
4: The Pronunciation of English
5: Spelling
6: The Dictionary
7: The Structure of Simple Declarative Sentences
8: The Structure of Phrases
9: Semantics: How Sentences Receive Meaning
10: Tense, Aspect, Voice, and Modality
11: Interrogatives, Exclamatives, and Imperatives
12: Variation in English
13: Coordination
14: Subordination
15: Presenting Information
16: Semicolons, Colons, and Commas
Appendix: Samples for Analysis