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ERIC Number: ED039513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 103
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The New English Grammar.
Thompson, Charles Lamar
This "new English grammar" textbook blends four systems of grammar: (1) the traditional, providing most of the terminology; (2) the historical, providing the historical background; (3) the structural, providing the sentence patterns; and (4) the transformational, providing the variations of the sentence patterns. The author points out the advantages of following the eclectic approach used: (1) The teachers and students do not have to abandon previous training completely or unlearn traditional grammar; the different approaches supplement and complement one another. (2) Each of the large areas of grammar--morphology and syntax--receives "adequate" and not "superficial" treatment. (3) The organization of the text stresses inductive reasoning; the student is led to discover for himself many characteristics of parts of speech, sentence patterns, noun phrases, verb phrases, and transformations. (4) The material is presented clearly and specifically through rules, definitions, examples, and a variety of short, practical activities. Answers to the exercises appear at the back of the book. (AMM)
Fearon Publishers/Lear Siegler, Inc., 2165 Park Boulevard, Palo Alto, California 94306 ($2.25)
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