Units of Study
ENGL2653 - Varieties of English Grammar
Semester 1, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Nick Riemer
Phone: +61 2 9036 7039
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.
1x3000wd essay (50%) and 1x1.5hr exam (50%)
A course reader will be available from the University Copy Centre.
2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 junior credit points in English or Linguistics
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