The Structure of English

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Structure of English

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    English, Linguistics, Modern Languages

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course focuses on the analysis and description of the structure of sentences and parts of sentences in English. The grammatical units of morpheme, word, phrase, clause and sentence will be considered in terms of their form/structure (type) and function. The topics include morphology, phrase structure rules, tree diagramming, verb sub-categorisation, verb group, noun phrase, subordination and coordination. This course will begin (first two weeks) with an introduction to the morphological structure of English (how words are formed) as a basis for the subsequent analysis of sentence structure (syntax) for the remaining 13 weeks of the course.

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