LG111-4-AU-CO:
Words and Sentences

The details
2020/21
Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
15
16 May 2020

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

LG420

Key module for

BA QX31 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL),
BA QX41 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Foundation Year),
BA QX51 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Placement Year),
BA QXH1 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Year Abroad),
BA QV3C English Language and History (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ13 English Language and Linguistics,
BA QQ15 English Language and Linguistics (Including Placement Year),
BA QQ16 English Language and Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA QQ3D English Language and Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
MLINQA15 English Language and Lingistics (Including Placement Year),
MLINQA16 English Language and Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
MLINQQ14 English Language and Linguistics,
BA QQ23 English Language and Literature,
BA QQ24 English Language and Literature (Including Foundation Year),
BA QQ32 English Language and Literature (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ35 English Language and Literature (Including Placement Year),
BA QB36 English Language and Language Development (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ3C English Language and Language Development,
BA QQ3F English Language and Language Development (Including Placement Year),
BA Q100 Linguistics,
BA Q101 Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
BA Q102 Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA Q103 Linguistics (Including Placement Year),
BA L390 English Language and Sociology (Including Year Abroad),
BA LQ31 English Language and Sociology,
BA RQ93 Modern Languages and English Language,
BA RQ99 Modern Languages and English Language (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RQ91 Modern Languages and Linguistics,
BA RQ98 Modern Languages and Linguistics (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA R8T8 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RX91 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language,
BA QP10 English Language with Media Communication,
BA QP11 English Language with Media Communication (Including Year Abroad),
BA QP12 English Language with Media Communication (Including Placement Year),
BA R114 Language Studies and Linguistics,
BA R115 Language Studies and Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA R116 Language Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language,
BA R117 Language Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

This module provides an introduction to key concepts used in the description and analysis of the structure of words, phrases and sentences. We look at word, phrase and sentence structures, drawing on examples from a range of languages. Topics will include the identification of phrases and basic parsing of sentences into parts and their functions, words and word classes, the structure of a sentence and relationships which hold within the clause.

This module presents foundational material for the study of linguistics, employing examples from some of the world's languages. It will also facilitate the development of practical and analytical skills.

Module aims

This module seeks to provide a basic introduction to grammatical description through the investigation of word and sentence structure. You will also begin to develop some of the key analytic skills employed in linguistics.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

• identify the category of words and delimit the major phrases in a sentence
• have a sound grasp of basic grammatical description
• be able to use appropriate descriptive vocabulary in relation to grammatical structures
• Understand the relationships that hold within the clause

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

2 hour per week. Confirmed details will be announced at the start of the academic year.

Bibliography

  • Maggie Tallerman. (2015) Understanding syntax, London: Routledge.
  • Kroeger, Paul. (2005) Analyzing grammar: an introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Tallerman, Maggie. (2015) Understanding syntax, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Assignment 1  13/11/2020  40% 
Coursework   Assignment 2  15/01/2021  60% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Hannah Gibson, email: h.gibson@essex.ac.uk.
Dr. Hannah Gibson & Dr Kyle Jerro
Dr Hannah Gibson, 4.317, 01206 872204, h.gibson@essex.ac.uk; Dr Kyle Jerro, 4.125, 01206 872286, k.jerro@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Dr Lynne Julie Cahill
University of Sussex
Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 1989 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
1989 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Linguistics

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