Structure of English

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

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

grammatical relations

finite and non-finite subordinate clauses

interrogative structures

Assumed Knowledge

LING1110, LING1100, LING1111 or equivalent knowledge of elementary grammatical terminology.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 3

Formal Examination: Final exam

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term