Intro to English Grammar
Introduction to English Grammar 2024-25
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
Students will learn about topics such as the following:
- The Study of grammar - e.g. prescriptive vs descriptive approaches, the grammar of non-standard dialects, First Language Acquisition and Language Disorders contexts.
- How to describe and label the morphemes of a word.
- Aspects of English word morphology including e.g. affixation, inflection and derivation and compounding
- Major word categories and parts of speech in English (nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs)
- Minor word categories and parts of speech in English (determiners, prepositions and conjunctions)
- The English grammar of children
- Grammatical errors made by learners of different languages
- Assessing and testing English proficiency
-threshold -D:Student has achieved the minimum acceptable standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all the learning outcomes. Student can demonstrate a minimum level of understanding of the basic concepts and be able to apply them to data with some degree of accuracy.
-good -B:Student has achieved a better-than-average standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all learning outcomes, and has a clear and accurate understanding of concepts; ability to apply concepts to data critically and thoughtfully; evidence of wide reading and clear and accurate reference to source materials; free from misunderstanding and errors of content; free from irrelevant material.
-excellent -A:Student has achieved a thorough standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all learning outcomes; or student has demonstrated an exceptional level of achievement in one or more learning outcomes together with a good overall standard: student has achieved a thorough understanding of the subject, both in terms of content and theory; student is able to apply concepts clearly and accurately; substantial evidence of critical and original thought and analysis; clear, logical argument; high level of communicative competence; free from irrelevant material and errors of spelling and punctuation; evidence of extensive reading beyond basic texts and clear and accurate references to source material.
- Be able to analyse basic morpho-syntactical data in English.
- Have knowledge of some of the key literature and theoretical approaches relating to morpho-syntax and English grammar.
- Know the basic terminology and concepts used to describe word and sentence morpho-syntax in English.
- Understand some of the core issues involved faced by people learning English morpho-syntax.