Quotes by Michael Swan

"Grammatical correctness, after all, has a powerful symbolic value: getting your language right implies that you can obey rules and respect authority."

Books by Michael Swan

  • Practical English Usage
  • 1,317 ratings
  • January 1st 2001 by Cornelsen & Oxford University Press

    (first published January 1st 1981)

  • The Good Grammar Book
  • 106 ratings
  • October 30th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA

    (first published December 1st 2002)

  • Basic English Usage
  • 65 ratings
  • February 1st 1986 by Oxford University Press, USA

    (first published October 18th 1984)

Michael Swan
  • Michael Swan

  • Born: The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Michael Swan is a writer specializing in English Language teaching and reference materials. His many publications include Practical English Usage (OUP), the Cambridge English Course series (with Catherine Walter), and, also with Catherine Walter, the new Oxford English Grammar Course. Michael’s interests include pedagogic grammar, mother-tongue influence in second language acquisition, and the relationship between applied linguistic theory and classroom language-teaching practice. He has had extensive experience with adult learners, and has worked with teachers in many countries.