The Structure of English for Readers, Writers, and Teachers
by Mary M. Clark
College Publishing, 2003
excerpt from book cover: A survey of the vocabulary, spelling system, and grammatical structure of English, with application to the study of literary style, composition, dialect variation, and language development in children. The explanations are interspersed with exercises that ask the reader to apply each concept to the analysis of a literary passage, a child's speech or writing, or a piece of the reader's own prose. The presentation is couched within the framework of contemporary linguistic theory, but in a non-technical, very accessible form. This is an ideal text for undergraduate students of English language, literature, or composition and for future teachers of English in the public schools.