LING 2402 Structure of the English Language (1)

Pre-requisites: LING 1001, LING 1002 and LING 1005


This course addresses the need for classroom teachers and students of Linguistics to develop specific understandings of the structure of English and of the nature of English as a world language. Students are expected to be able to deal with issues of standard varieties of English, and Internationally accepted English. Students are also expected to demonstrate specific knowledge of the structural and usage characteristics of English. Coursework assessment will be based on knowledge of the various word classes, sentence structure patterns, phonological and syntactic requirements of the language.

Method of Instruction: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week

Assessment: 40% in-course assessment, 60% final examination

Basic Reading List

Brinton, Laurel J. and Donna M. Brinton. The Linguistic Structure of Modern English (with online workbook). Rev. ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins,2010.