Structure of English
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
LING1110, LING1100, LING1111 or equivalent knowledge of elementary grammatical terminology
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewProvides 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.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Understand grammatical terminology and levels of grammatical analysis2. Analyse sentences in terms of word classes, phrase structure, grammatical relations3. 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 identificationanalysis of simple clause structuresgrammatical relationsfinite and non-finite subordinate clausescoordination and appositioninterrogative structurestopicalisation structures such as existential, extraposition, cleft and pseudo-cleftASSESSMENT ITEMSWritten Assignment: Written Assignment 1Formal Examination: Final ExamWritten Assignment: Written Assignment 2Written Assignment: Written Assignment 3
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.