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

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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

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

3. Demonstrate the ability to analyse English clause structures;

4. Demonstrate 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

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

WebLearn GradSchool

Lecture

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks