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Functional English Grammar: An Introduction for Second Language Teachers (Cambridge Language Education)
by Graham Lock
This book provides second language teachers with a functional description of English grammar, in which it is viewed as a communicative resource. It explores ways in which grammar enables students to represent their experience of the world, interact with one another and create coherent messages.
Paperback, 312 pages
Published March 31st 2008 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1995)
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Boy, how little I really know about grammar and how it functions. This text is thorough and, with careful work, practical...though I do not know how often I will be referring to nonergative or ditransitive verbs in everyday conversation.