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Structure of English (6 points)


Leader: Prof Kate Burridge

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit provides a step-by-step account of English grammar from the perspective of the theoretical insights of modern linguistics. It examines the most important English constructions and categories, compares the leading standard and near-standard varieties in these respects, discusses key differences of interpretation, and (briefly) relates language-specific facts and issues to language typology and universals.

Assessment: Take-home exercise (2000 words equivalent): 40% + Take-home assignment (1000 words): 20% + Test (1500 words equivalent): 30% + Class participation: 10%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Linguistics

Prohibitions: LIN3510

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