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Grammar of English (LING20011)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeLING20011
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is a detailed examination of the major elements of English grammar using principles of linguistic analysis. Students learn to identify and describe the main morphological and syntactic constructions in English including parts of speech, basic sentence structure, tense, aspect, clause type, negation, complex sentences, thematic systems, ellipsis, coordination, and the relations between sentences in discourse.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have attained in-depth knowledge of the major elements of English grammar;
  • be able to apply skills in linguistic analysis utilizing a variety of text types, and developed awareness of intellectual integrity;
  • have made wide use of learning and research technologies (LMS, Library);
  • further honed writing abilities across a variety of text types;
  • participated in individual and group-based problem-solving activities.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed their skills in critical thinking and analysis through tutorial discussion and completion of analytical exercises;
  • have developed their skills in thinking creatively and in theoretical terms through forming judgements and arguments from data and by critical analysis.

Last updated: 17 August 2019