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    I would like to know what the difference between a pedagogical grammar and a reference grammar is. How can I get more information about a reference grammar?
    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londycat View Post
    I would like to know what the difference between a pedagogical grammar and a reference grammar is. How can I get more information about a reference grammar?
    Many thanks.
    The former has a focus on grammar to help students improve their use of language. The language and terminology in this type is much simplified, as are the discussions. This type of grammar is meant to help people use language, not learn about the intricate details of grammar.

    Two good examples of pedagogical grammars are,

    The Grammar Book: An ESL/EFL Teacher's Course, Second Edition by Marianne Celce-Murcia and Diane Larsen-Freeman

    Amazon.com: The Grammar Book Murcia: Books

    Longman Language Activator: Helps You Write and Speak Natural English, Second Edition

    Amazon.com: Longman language activator: Books

    This one isn't really a grammar. It's a special type of dictionary meant to expand a student's vocabulary and in this it has, IMO, no equal.

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    A couple of good examples of reference grammars are,

    The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language

    The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language by Rodney D. Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum

    Amazon.com: Cambridge grammar of the English: Books

    Hardcover, Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English

    Hardcover, Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English by Douglas Biber, Stig Johansson, Geoffrey Leech, and Susan Conrad

    Amazon.com: Longman grammar of spoken: Books

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