Parlay Press

specializing in textbooks and academic books on language and writing

Grammar for Grammarians

Frank Parker, Louisiana State University (retired)
Kathryn Riley, Illinois Institute of Technology

2005, 329 pages, paper, illustrated. $48.95 (list). ISBN 0-9767180-1-4.

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The authors of Linguistics for Non-Linguists bring you the only grammar book your students will ever need. Grammar for Grammarians is written for faculty and students with a professional interest in the English language––readers who make their living by analyzing and evaluating other people's language, in fields such as English, linguistics, composition, technical communication, information design, education, communication, speech-language pathology, and ESL. The book covers four distinct theories of English grammar, giving students a comprehensive view of both traditional and current approaches to the subject.

  • Four self-contained parts allow flexibility in course construction––cover one, two, three, or all four parts.
  • Each part begins by explaining how and why that approach evolved.
  • Over 800 individual exercises, many dealing with "real-world" texts. (Answers provided for select exercises; full Instructor's Manual available.)
  • Pedagogical material includes chapter summaries, summary charts of key concepts, sentence diagrams, highlighted vocabulary terms, extensive glossary, and name and subject indices