Structure of English

Course code LING6020Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

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

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
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.
ContentTopics 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
Replacing Course(s)None
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments3 Take-home assignments
Examination: FormalFormal examination
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for LING6020