Please note: We regret that timetabling constraints mean that this module can only be offered to first-year students. This module is not suitable for visiting students who have learned English as a second language.
In this module you will learn the basic vocabulary and concepts needed to talk about English grammar. We will start with the smallest meaningful units, morphemes, and investigate how these combine to make words. From here we will explore how words can be formed into larger units called phrases, and then how phrases combine into clauses.
At the end of the module, you should be able to:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
Two contact hours per week (one lecture and one backup group). You will in addition be expected to do four to five hours of work each week on preparation.
|3||Word classes I|
|5||Word classes II|
|8||Phrase structures I: NPs|
|9||Phrase structures II: AP, AdvP, PP|
|10||Exercise set 1|
|2||Lexical and auxiliary verbs|
|3||Phrase structures III: VP, Constituency tests|
|4||Functional analysis I|
|5||Functional analysis II|
|10||Exercise set 2|
You must buy the following textbook:
You are expected to attend all contact hours, to complete all assessments, to prepare for and participate in class discussions, and to contribute to group work.
About this module
- Module name
Understanding English grammar
- Course code