Structure of English
|Course code LING3350||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
Provides the grammatical knowledge necessary for a descriptive analysis of the structure of contemporary English, from the level of word class through phrase structure analysis to the description of complex sentence patterns. On completion of the course students should be able to provide a grammatical analysis of English sentential structure.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will:|
have an understanding of grammatical terminology and levels of grammatical analysis be competent to analyse sentences in terms of word classes, phrase structure, grammatical relations, be competent to apply grammatical knowledge to the analysis of English sentential structure.
|Content||A descriptive analysis of the structure of contemporary English. Topics covered will be selected from the following: |
formal criteria for word class identification
analysis of simple clause structures
finite and non-finite subordinate clauses
coordination and apposition
topicalisation structures such as existential, extraposition, cleft and pseudo-cleft
|Assumed Knowledge||LING1110, LING1100, LING1111 or equivalent knowledge of elementary grammatical terminology.|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for LING3350|