Structure of English

Course code LING3350Units 10Level 3000Faculty 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 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentA 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
grammatical relations
finite and non-finite subordinate clauses
coordination and apposition
interrogative structures
topicalisation structures such as existential, extraposition, cleft and pseudo-cleft
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLING1110, LING1100, LING1111 or equivalent knowledge of elementary grammatical terminology.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsThree take-home assignments in the form of problem sets: (60%)
Examination: FormalFinal examination: 40% (during the formal final examination period)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for LING3350