E360K Schedule and Units Spring 2001

1. Weeks 1-4 Jan. 17-Feb. 9: Basics of diagramming; transformations

procedures

Identifying 10 basic patterns as presented by Kolln; understanding arguments for making distinctions between the patterns
pronoun substitution test
pronominalization test for transitive phrasal verbs
particle movement test

concepts and terms

descriptive vs. prescriptive grammar
transitive, intransitive, linking verb, copula
coreference
subjective and objective complements
complement vs. modifier
direct object, indirect object
phrasal verbs
transformation
grammatical rule
yes/no interrogative
transformations with AUX do (WH-questions, negatives, negative imperatives)
subject-AUX inversion
there- transformation

diagrams

10 basic active patterns
conjoined sentences

Reading: Kolln chapts. 2, 5, and 9 pp. 244-248

2. weeks 5-6 Feb. 12-23: The English Verb System

procedures:

verb string formula (active & passive)

concepts and terms

principal parts of English verb, verbal inflection
tense, mood, aspect, African-American English Vernacular (AAVE)

diagrams and structures

passive counterparts of sentences with transitive verbs
questions
conjoined NPs and VPs
sentences with there- transformation
Reading: Kolln chapts. 3 and 9 pp. 234-244

Midterm Portfolios:

Individual portfolios due: Wednesday February 28
Group portfolios due: Friday March 2

3. Weeks 7-11 Feb. 26-March 11; March 19-23: Nominals and NPs

procedures:

identification and definition of nouns and nominals; pronoun substitution test

concepts and terms

head of NP
possessives
embedding
catenative verbs

diagrams

structure of NP
appositives
conjoined NPs
ellipsis in NPs
nominals: that- clauses, WH-clauses, gerund phrases, infinitives
complementary infinitives

Reading: Kolln chapt. 4 and Kolln chapt. 11 pp. 271-280

***Week 10 March 12-16 Spring Break***

4. weeks 12-13 March 26-April 6: Adverbials and Sentence Modifiers

procedures:

movability test

concepts and terms

identification and definition of adverbials
adverbials vs. sentence modifiers

diagrams

single word adverbs
PPs
NPs
infinitives
adverbial subordinate clauses
various sentence modifiers: single-word, PP, infinitive

Reading: Kolln chapts. 6, 8, and 11 pp. 287-290

5. weeks 14-16 April 9-May 4: Adjectivals

procedures

"which/what?" kind test

concepts and terms

identification and definition of adjectivals

diagrams

APs
participial phrases
relative clauses (as APs and sentence modifiers)
conjoined APs
ellipsis in APs
comparatives

Reading: Kolln chapt. 7 and chapt. 11 pp. 283-286

Final Portfolios: Individual portfolios: due May 4
Group Portfolios: due May 7 (in my office, Calhoun 15, by 5 PM)

I've provided individual schedules for reading and homework assignments separately with each unit.


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Last updated January, 2001