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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.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • Tutorial exercises (8) throughout semester [10%]
  • Problem sets (2) mid-semester and end of semester [50%]
  • Final exam [40%]

Hurdle Requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    CoordinatorPeter Hurst
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours34 hours: 2 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. There will be no tutorials in the first and last weeks of semester.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 12 July 2019