Units of Study

ENGL1007 - Language, Texts and Time

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nick Riemer

Description

This unit of study equips students with some general tools for the close analysis of literary language. Grammatical concepts will be introduced and applied to the description of prose, poetry and drama, and students will explore the changing relations between form and meaning in English from the earliest times up to the present. A number of key strands in contemporary language study will also be presented, including semiotic theory, rhetoric and discourse studies and theorizations of the relationship between texts and subjectivity.

Assessments

2x500wd assignments (30%), 1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x1.5-hr exam (40%)

Textbooks

Collins, Peter & Carmella Hollo: English Grammar,An Introduction. Second Edition (Palgrave, 2010)
A course reader will be available from the University Copy Centre.

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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