English: grammar 1

Course Code :1104FLWTLE
Study domain:Culture
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:36
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Frank Brisard
Alena Anishchanka

3. Course contents *

The course in English grammar aims to familiarize students with a number of fundamental aspects of the English simple clause. The major parts of the clause, the so-called phrases, are covered in depth. Their morphology, but especially their syntax and semantics are discussed at length. There is also a focus on the main contrastive (Dutch-English) problems that show up in these domains. This course is based on the textbook "Foundations of English Grammar". Analyses and explanations are offered in the context of simple linguistic paradigms.

The exercises are organized in tutorials (one hour every three weeks). This work is done in smaller groups. These tutorials help the student to assimilate the theory and apply it to concrete language in use. Finally, they should teach the linguistic skills needed for the adequate observation and analysis of (the English) language.