Structure of English

Description

This course examines the sound systems of English (phonetic and phonological) and the syntactic structure of simple and complex English sentences.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. An understanding of the basic mechanisms of production and classification of speech sounds;

2. An understanding of the phonological principles of contrast, complementary distribution and free variation;

3. The ability to analyse English clause structures;

4. An understanding of the semantic and functional correlates of particular grammatical structures.

Content

Topics to be covered include:

  • Production, description and classification of English speech sounds
  • Principles of contrast, complementary distribution and free variation exemplified in the sound patterns of English
  • Aspects of English sentence structure: review of simple clause structure; subordination (relative clauses, content clauses, comparatives); coordination and apposition; adverbials

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Assignment 3

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

(or equivalent by distance mode)