"Understanding English Grammar" presents a linguistic introduction to the structure of English that is accessible to students who have had little or no opportunity to study the language.
This book features information about the essentials of English words, sentences, and sounds within a framework derived from modern linguistic theory.
The volume also provides students with an introduction to the scholarly study of language and a comprehensive exploration of English grammar. "Understanding English Grammar" is designed as a teaching tool; there are numerous exercises at the end of each chapter, a list of further readings, and an indexed glossary.
This second edition has been updated throughout with additional examples and enhanced discussion, as well as an increased emphasis on the study of meaning.
The book is supported by an instructor's manual.