Structure of English (Q1083)
Structure of English
Module details for 2014/15.
FHEQ Level 4
This module introduces students to descriptive English grammar and to central themes relating to sound patterns and pronunciation in English. The first part of the module, which focuses on grammar, provides students with an understanding of the way in which phrases and sentences are constructed, and equips them with the skills to break sentences down into their constituent parts, to describe the category and grammatical function of those parts, to distinguish clause types, to distinguish the parts of the English verb group, to construct and test hypotheses, and to represent sentence structure by means of tree diagrams. In the second part of the module, which focuses on phonetics and phonology, students acquire knowledge and understanding of the production of sounds, and the skills necessary to describe, define and transcribe consonants and vowels using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Students are also introduced to fundamental concepts related to contrast and meaning in sound structures, and to fundamental concepts in phonology that go beyond the description of individual sounds, such as syllable structure, stress, and phonological processes and the relationship between pronunciation and spelling.
Module learning outcomes
Define and explain basic concepts in the syntactic analysis of English (with particular reference to constituent structure, phrase structure, grammatical functions, clause types, and main and embedded clause structure).
Parse natural language texts.
Describe and classify English speech sounds and transcribe speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Demonstrate linguistic understanding of the fundamental principles of English Phonology.
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Exercise||T2 Week 6||35.00%|
|Exercise||T2 Week 10||35.00%|
|Exercise||A2 Week 1||30.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
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|Spring Teaching||SEMINAR||1 hour||111111111111|
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