Structure of English

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Structure of English

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    English, Linguistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    LING1110, LING1100, LING1111 or equivalent knowledge of elementary grammatical terminology

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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.
    1. Understand grammatical terminology and levels of grammatical analysis
    2. Analyse sentences in terms of word classes, phrase structure, grammatical relations
    3. Apply grammatical knowledge to the analysis of English sentential structure.
    A 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
    Written Assignment: Written Assignment 1
    Formal Examination: Final Exam
    Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2
    Written Assignment: Written Assignment 3

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.