Archive for December 2011

Wednesday 21 December 2011

The vague use of ‘thing’

by Ken Paterson

In writing ‘A Handbook of Spoken Grammar’ (follow the links ‘Titles’ and ‘Language Practice’ on the DELTA website for details), we wanted to include some key aspects of ‘vague language’ (e.g. ‘sort of’, ‘a couple of’, ‘a bit of’ etc.). The word ‘thing’ (and ‘thingy’, ‘thingamajig’, and ‘thingummy’) has a number of uses: – There […]

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Friday 9 December 2011

Lexical bundles

by Ken Paterson

When we were deciding on the contents for ‘A Handbook of Spoken Grammar’ (follow the links ‘Titles’ and ‘Language Practice’ on the DELTA website for details) we were fairly sure we wanted to include some spoken English ‘lexical bundles’. These are strings of words that corpus research has shown are particularly frequent in conversation. See the […]

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Monday 5 December 2011

NEW Delta Extension Resources

by Helen Beesley

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new area of the website Delta Extension Resources where we are offering downloadable extension resources to support selected Delta Publishing titles, click here to take a look at the first resources on offer.

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Thursday 1 December 2011

Teaching spoken grammar

by Ken Paterson

Hello, my name is Ken Paterson and I’m a co-author (with Caroline Caygill and Rebecca Sewell) on Delta’s forthcoming title ‘A Handbook of Spoken Grammar’ (follow the links ‘Titles’ and ‘Language Practice’ on the DELTA website for details). In the book we take 20 items of non-traditional grammar, explain how they work, and offer practice […]

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Thursday 1 December 2011

December’s Delta Download

by Helen Beesley

December's Delta Download is now available! Visit the Downloads area for Part 2 in of our serialisation of Humanising Your Coursebook by Mario Rinvolucri from Delta Publishing's Professional Perspectives series.

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