Units of Study

ENGL2653 - Varieties of English Grammar

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nick Riemer

Description

This unit introduces students to various ways of talking about English grammar - systemic, generative, traditional among others - and asks them to consider why we might choose one approach or another for tasks such as text interpretation. The unit also introduces students to the history of grammar as a discipline in the European tradition, with a particular focus on the development of grammars in English. This will provide useful background for a detailed examination of the dominant traditions in grammar theory since 1900.

Assessments

1x3000wd essay (50%) and 1x1.5hr exam (50%)

Textbooks

A course reader will be available from the University Copy Centre.

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points in English or Linguistics

Prohibitions

ENGL2053

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