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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Spring 2006

E 360K • English Grammar

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33620 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
PAR 303
CABLE

Course Description

We will study both traditional grammar and generative grammar as alternative, sometimes complementary, ways of understanding English syntax. We will draw dozens of old Reed-Kellogg diagrams and parse sentences until we can take apart and put back together almost any syntactic structure that anyone would want to know about. The attention to linguistics will be less theoretical than applied. The idea will be to illuminate some of the traditional problems of English studies, including style at the level of the sentence.

Grading Policy

Frequent homework exercises on syntactic structures.

Course grade from two one-hour tests 25% each
Final exam 35%
Homework, quizzes, and class participation 15%

Texts

Kolln and Funk, Understanding English Grammar
Emery, Sentence Analysis

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