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Linguistics 2: The Syntax of English

Vak
2020-2021

Admission requirements

None.

Description

This course is an introduction to the sentence structure (or: syntax) of Present-day English. We will discuss the classification of words into syntactic categories, and how words can be combined into phrases and phrases into sentences. We will introduce the notion of constituent movement and we will also discuss the function of words and phrases in the sentence as well as different verb complementation types.

Course objectives

Students have:

  • cquired insight into the grammatical structure of Present-day English;

  • have some familiarity with methods of linguistic analysis.

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA English website

Mode of instruction

  • Lecture: 1 hour p/w in block 1, 2 hours p/w in block 2

  • Tutorial: 2 hours p/w in blocks 1 and 2

  • Question & answer session: 1 hour at the end of the course

Assessment method

Assessment

Three in-term quizzes and a written exam.

Weighing

  • Three in-term quizzes (30%)

  • Written exam (70%)

If the in-term quiz average is lower than the written examination mark, only the latter will be taken into account (100%).

A minimum mark of 5.5 for the exam.

Attendance is compulsory. Missing more than two tutorials means that students will be excluded from the tutorials. Unauthorized absence also applies to being unprepared, not participating and/or not bringing the relevant course materials to class.

Resit

If the final grade is lower than 5.5, students may take the resit once and the mark of the resit will constitute 100% of the final grade.

Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

Noel Burton-Roberts (2016), Analysing sentences: An introduction to English syntax, 4th edition. Routledge.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available on the website

NB: First year students will be enrolled by the coordinator of studies.

Students other than from the BA English language and culture cannot take this course.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte

Registration Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

Please contact Student administration Arsenaal or the coordinator of studies for questions.

Remarks

Disclaimer: Please note that the course descriptions, in particular the assessment method, might be adjusted (timely) depending on the measures taken regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.