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Practical English Usage

Practical English Usage

Practical English Usage

Author
Michael Swan;  
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Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN-13
9780194420983
ISBN-10
0194420981
Publish
2005-07
Pages
658
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3.2 * 23.0 * 15.8
Format
Paperback
Version
3

Product Description

This unique reference guide addresses problem points in the language as encountered by learners and their teachers. It gives information and advice that is practical, clear, reliable, and easy to find. Most of the book is about grammar, but it also covers selected points of vocabulary, idioms, style, pronunciation, and spelling.


· Over 600 concise, authoritative entries.

· Explanations and examples based on current corpus research.

· Entries on "kinds of English," covering standard English and dialects, correctness, spoken and written English, formality, and variation and change.

About the Author

Michael Swan is a writer specializing in English language teaching and reference materials. His interests include pedagogic grammar, mother-tongue influence in second language acquisition, and the relationship between applied linguistic theory and classroom language-teaching practice, and he has published a number of articles on these topics.