- ISBN 9780135155875 / 0135155878
- Title Real Grammar
- Author Susan Conrad and Douglas Biber
- Category Elt: Learning Material & Coursework
- Format Paperback
- Year 2009
- Pages 160
- Publisher Pearson Education (US)
- Imprint Pearson Education
- Edition 1
- Language English
- Dimensions 206mm x 252mm x 6mm
An innovative corpus-based grammar text, Real Grammar uses the latest corpus research to show how 50 grammatical structures and expressions are used in speech and writing.
An innovative corpus-based grammar text, Real Grammar uses the latest corpus research to show how 50 grammatical structures and expressions are used in speech and writing. This focus on authentic usage motivates students to move past traditional grammar texts and use English more like native speakers. Real Grammar is an essential tool for students to study English as it is used in the real world of conversation, fi ction, newspaper, and academic writing. Fifty independent units provide total fl exibility, allowing the text to fit any curriculum Rich activities, varying from contextualised exercises to discovery and analysis, help learners understand and use the target grammar.
Susan Conrad is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University. She has worked in Southern Africa and Korea, and conducted workshops on discourse analysis and corpus linguistics in Europe, South America, and Thailand. Her previous books include Corpus Linguistics, The Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English, and The Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English.