Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Vol 36, No 1 (2013)

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P. COLLINS & C. HOLLO, ENGLISH GRAMMAR: AN INTRODUCTION

Cara Penry Williams

Abstract


At the beginning of English Grammar: An introduction, the authors present the book to the reader as an analysis and note that they generally follow the approach of Huddleston andPullum (e.g. 2002) but also draw ideas from Quirk and his colleagues (e.g. Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech & Svartvik, 1972). This explicit positioning, as a grammatical analysis in contrast to others, is a strength of the text which is aimed at both secondary and tertiary students. Collins and Hollo describe their system while ensuring the reader understands its logic and place amongst others.

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