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Chapter Two: Abbreviated Literature Review/Research Base for Grammar and Syntax
To understand the role of grammar and syntax in ALD, it is important to have a clear understanding of the terms grammar and syntax as well as an understanding of the characteristics of academic language. Teachers who understand these concepts can better plan how to teach and assess English language learners.
In the minds of most people, grammar refers to a set of rules needed to speak and write the standard or conventional form of a language. A second view is that grammar is the built-in, subconscious knowledge of a language that enables people to communicate in that language. Most linguists, especially those whose work is based ...