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Descriptivism: How Grammar Really Works

The Great Courses (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (33 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Great Courses, 2016.

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Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Anne Curzan
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2016.
Summary, etc.:
Now dive into descriptive grammar: the rules that describe actual usage. In examples ranging from contractions to word order and negation, observe the wealth of grammatical knowledge that you know intuitively. Consider how comparing the descriptive with the prescriptive can help you make more informed choices about usage.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers.
Genre: Education films.

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