Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
We will conduct a linguistic analysis of English syntax: the rule-governed system that native English speakers acquire as children and manipulate so effortlessly, usually without the slightest recognition of its complexity and elegance. Students will examine how words combine to form grammatical phrases and how phrases are joined to form clauses and sentences. We will also examine the validity of the "grammar" we learn in schools.
Klammer, Thomas P., Shulz and Della Volpe. Analyzing English Grammar 6th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0-205-68594-3, Pearson 2009
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Two or three exams