G302 2107 FULK
Structure of Modern English

1:00p-2:15p TR (70) 3 CR.

One emphasis of this course will be on acquiring an understanding of the nature and social uses of English grammar. Since many of the students who take this course are preparing to teach English, there will be special emphasis on the uses of grammar in pedagogical contexts. The other chief aim of the course will be to examine methods of linguistic analysis and issues of language usage that have the most consequence in daily life, and particularly those methods and issues that are most useful for teachers to be familiar with. Thus there will be some attention to ways of analyzing the sounds, syntax, pragmatics, vocabulary, and morphology of English, with a particular focus on social and regional varieties and the issues that language variation raise for teachers. There will be (probably) four examinations and a project applying linguistic knowledge to a pedagogical situation. Required texts: Hudson, Essential Introductory Linguistics, and a packet of course materials.