Structure of English

10 Units

This course examines the sound systems of English (phonetic and phonological) and the syntactic structure of simple and complex English sentences.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. an understanding of the basic mechanisms of production and classification of speech sounds;
  2. an understanding of the phonological principles of contrast, complementary distribution and free variation;
  3. the ability to analyse English clause structures;
  4. an understanding of the semantic and functional correlates of particular grammatical structures.

Topics to be covered include:

  • production, description and classification of English speech sounds
  • principles of contrast, complementary distribution and free variation exemplified in the sound patterns of English
  • aspects of English sentence structure: review of simple clause structure; subordination (relative clauses, content clauses, comparatives); coordination and apposition; adverbials
Replacing Course(s) None
Transition n/a
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 3 Take-home assignments
  • Examination: Formal - Formal examination
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for LING6020

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