Structure of English
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.
- Semester 1 - 2017
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand grammatical terminology and levels of grammatical analysis
2. Analyse sentences in terms of word classes, phrase structure, grammatical relations
3. Apply grammatical knowledge to the analysis of English sentential structure.
A descriptive analysis of the structure of contemporary English. Topics covered will be selected from the following:
formal criteria for word class identification
properties of phrasal structure
analysis of simple clause structures
major grammatical categories of the verb: tense, aspect, voice
finite and non-finite subordinate clauses
LING1110, LING1100, LING1111 or equivalent knowledge of elementary grammatical terminology.
Written Assignment: Written Assignment 1
Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2
Written Assignment: Written Assignment 3
Formal Examination: Final exam
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term