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Syllabus 2018-19 - 12212013 - Introduction to English Descriptive Linguistics (Introducción a la lingüística descriptiva inglesa)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Grado en Estudios ingleses
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Introduction to English Descriptive Linguistics
CODE: 12212013 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: CASAS PEDROSA, ANTONIO VICENTE
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 246 E-MAIL: avcasas@ujaen.es P: 953213561
WEBSITE: http://blogs.ujaen.es/avcasas/
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

UNIT ONE - Introduction

1.1. The study of language.

1.2. Language and grammar.

UNIT TWO - Language as a structure of structures.

2.1. Phonetics and phonology.

2.2. Morphology.

2.3. Syntax.

2.4. Semantics.

2.5. Pragmatics.

UNIT THREE - Words

3.1. Word-classes

3.2. Open word classes: classification and basic features.

3.3. Closed word classes: classification and basic features.

UNIT FOUR - Phrases

4.1. The structure of phrases.

4.2. Noun phrases.

4.3. Prepositional phrases.

4.4. Adjective phrases.

4.5. Adverb phrases.

4.6. Verb phrases.

UNIT FIVE - Clauses

5.1. The structure of clauses.

5.2. The classification of clauses.

5.3. Clause patterns.

UNIT SIX - Sentences

6.1. Structure expansion

6.1.1. Coordination.

6.1.2. Subordination.

UNIT SEVEN - Information packaging.

7.1. Basic and derived structures.

7.2. Transformations.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

- Whole-class sessions.
- Completion of practical activities.
- Debates and discussions in class.
- Uploading assignments.
- Active participation in class.
- Oral interventions in class.
Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service ( Servicio de Atención y  Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

The evaluation of the students' theoretical knowledge and practical training will be based on three criteria:

  • 10% of the total mark will correspond to their active participation in class (oral contributions, doing exercises, reading appropriate bibliographical references, etc.).
  • 20% of the total mark will correspond to the submission of the required assignments.

[ Note 1: Plagiarism will involve automatically failing the course]

[ Note 2: The marks obtained from participation and assignments will only be valid for the current academic year (2018/2019)]

  • 70% of the total mark will correspond to the quality of the final exam taken by the students ( they will only pass this exam provided that they get at least half of the marks in the exercises concerned with the theoretical aspects of the course).

The exam paper will be intended to test the student's theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of the syllabus. Consequently, it will consist of the following:
- A) Theoretical concepts: Questions on the contents of the notes and the bibliographical references: multiple-choice exercises and
definitions with examples of basic grammatical concepts.
- B) Grammatical test, including exercises of the type done in class.
- C) Morphological and syntactic analysis.

Students will be expected to express themselves correctly in both oral and written English.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • An introduction to english grammar. Edition: 3rd. ed. Author: Greenbaum, Sidney. Publisher: Harlow, England : Pearson Education, 2009  (Library)
  • English grammar for today : a new introduction. Edition: 2nd ed.. Author: Leech, Geoffrey N.. Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave MacMillan, 2006  (Library)
  • The study of language. Edition: 5th ed.. Author: Yule, George. Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • English syntactic structures: functions and categories in sentence analysis. Edition: -. Author: Aarts, Flor. Publisher: Oxford [etc.]: Pergamon, 1982  (Library)
  • Linguistics. Edition: 2nd ed., reprinted. Author: Crystal, David. Publisher: London: Penguin, 1990  (Library)
  • A linguistics workbook. Edition: -. Author: Farmer, Ann K.. Publisher: Cambridge [etc.]: The MIT Press, cop. 1996  (Library)
  • A student's introduction to English grammar. Edition: 5th ed.. Author: Huddleston, Rodney.. Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.  (Library)
  • Grammar: a student's guide. Edition: 1st published, repr. Author: Hurford, James R.. Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997  (Library)
  • The OXFORD companion to the English language. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992  (Library)
  • A comprehensive grammar of the English language. Edition: 1st pub., 24th impr.. Author: -. Publisher: London : Longman, 2012  (Library)
  • General linguistics: an introductory survey. Edition: -. Author: Robins, R. H.. Publisher: London &#59; New York: Longman, 1990  (Library)
  • A dictionary of grammatical terms in linguistics. Edition: -. Author: Trask, R. L.. Publisher: London &#59; New York: Routledge, 1993  (Library)
  • Language: the basics. Edition: -. Author: Trask, R. L.. Publisher: London ; New York: Routledge, 1995  (Library)
  • A Student's Grammar of the English Language. Edition: -. Author: Greenbaum, Sidney. Publisher: Harlow (Essex): Logman, 1990  (Library)
  • A university grammar of English. Edition: 1st published, 23th impression. Author: Close, R. A.. Publisher: London: Longman, 1997  (Library)
  • A student's English grammar workbook. Edition: 1st published, 11th impression. Author: Chalker, Sylvia. Publisher: Harlow : Longman , 2005  (Library)
  • Student grammar of spoken and written english. Edition: 13th. imp. Author: Conrad, Susan. Publisher: Harlow: Longman, 2013  (Library)
  • Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Edition: 7th. imp.. Author: Biber, Douglas. Publisher: Harlow: Longman, 2009  (Library)