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Author Wright, Tony, 1948 February 18-

Title Investigating English / Tony Wright.

Published London ; New York : Edward Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  428.007 WRIG    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Language and you. What is your image of language? Talking about language. Territory to explore. Characteristics of language. What do you think about English? Correct or not? Learning English -- Ch. 2. Systems, structures and meanings in English. Getting the language right. How words work. A matter of time. Verbs and time. Verbs: patterns of structure. Modals and modal meaning. Passive voice. Prepositions and phrasal verbs. Adverbs and adverbials. Nouns and their properties. Articles - definite and indefinite. Describing things. Comparing things. Pronouns - substituting. Clauses. Time and clause structure. Condition and concession. Cause, reason, purpose. Direct and indirect speech - who said what? -- Ch. 3. English in discourse. Lexis: patterns. Vocabulary choices in written texts. Investigating texts. Spoken and written. Language use in social contexts -- Ch. 4. Some alternative ways of investigating language.
Summary This book deals with the issues of grammatical analysis and communicative purpose that are central to contemporary English language teaching. It is activity-based and designed to enable the reader to gain insights into the structure and system of English.
Subject English language -- Study and teaching.
English language -- Grammar.
ISBN 0340557826