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Syllabus 2019-20 - 12212009 - English Grammar: Morphology and Semantics (Gramática inglesa: morfología y semántica)

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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: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: English Grammar: Morphology and Semantics
CODE: 12212009 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 0
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 2 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

1. WORD FORMATION 1.1. The concept of morphology. 1.2. Derivational and inflectional morphology. 1.3. Word-formation processes: 1.3.1. Affixation: prefixes and suffixes. 1.3.2. Conversion. 1.2.3. Compounds. 1.2.4. Other word-formation modes. 2. THE VERB 2.1. The morphology of the English verb 2.1.1. Derivational morphology: verb suffixes 2.1.2. Inflectional morphology. 2.1.3. English verb modifications. 2.2. Tense, phase and aspect. 2.2.1. The present simple. 2.2.2. The present progressive. 2.2.3. The past simple. 2.2.4. The past progressive. 2.2.5. The present perfect simple. 2.2.6. The present perfect progressive. 2.2.7. The past perfect simple. 2.2.8. The past perfect progressive. 2.3. Mood and modality. 2.3.1. The imperative. 2.3.2. The subjunctive. 2.3.3. Modal verbs. 2.3.3.1. The morphology of modal verbs. 2.3.3.2. Epistemic modality. 2.3.3.3. Deontic modality. 2.4. Voice. 2.4.1. Definition. 2.4.2. The notion of "ergativity". 2.4.3. Elements. 2.4.3.1. The Subject. 2.4.3.2. The Verb Phrase. 2.4.3.3 The Agent. 2.4.4. Functions. 3. THE NOUN 3.1. Morphological types. 3.2. Derivational morphology: noun suffixes. 3.3. Inflectional morphology. 3.3.1. Number. 3.3.1.1. Singular invariable nouns. 3.3.1.2. Plural invariable nouns. 3.3.1.3. Variable nouns. - Regular plurals. - Irregular plurals. 3.3.2. Gender. 3.3.2.1. Natural vs grammatical gender. 3.3.2.2. Gender classes in English. 3.3.3. Case. 3.3.3.1. The genitive inflection. 3.3.3.2. Genitive meanings. 3.3.3.3. Special types of genitive. 4. THE ADJECTIVE 4.1. Morphological types. 4.2. Derivational morphology: adjective suffixes. 4.3. Inflectional morphology: comparison. 4.4. Semantic classification. 4.4.1. Inherent / non-inherent. 4.4.2. Gradable / non-gradable. 4.4.3. Dynamic / stative. 5. THE ADVERB 5.1. Morphological types. 5.2. Derivational morphology: adverb suffixes. 5.3. Inflectional morphology: comparison. 5.4. The adverb and other word classes. 5.4.1. Adverb and adjective. 5.4.2. Adverb and conjunction. 5.4.3. Adverb and preposition. 5.5. Position. 6. MINOR WORD CLASSES 6.1. The pronoun. 6.1.1. Inflectional morphology. 6.1.2. Classification. 6.2. Determiners. 6.2.1. Types of determiners. 6.2.2. Predeterminers. 6.2.3. Central determiners. 6.2.3.1. The article. 6.2.3.2. Other central determiners. 6.2.4. Postdeterminers. 6.3. The preposition. 6.3.1. Definition. 6.3.2. Simple and complex prepositions. 6.3.3. Meanings. 6.3.4. Postponed prepositions.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

In the theoretical sessions, even in the lectures, students are expected to participate. Some of the students might even optionally present an aspect of the syllabus in class. In the practical sessions, the students' protagonism is even larger, since their particpation is essential for the normal development of the sessions. They must  participate for the correction of the practical activities and in the discussions to which the different activities could give rise. 

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

Attendance and participation will be taken into account only if attendance reaches at least 75% of the total number of hours. If that is not the case, the weight of the exam will be 60%, whereas essay-like commentaries and oral presentations will represent 40% of the final mark. For students to be able to pass the course, the result of the final exam mut be at least 4.

The correspondence between assement,competencies and learning results is the following one:

S1 - CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, G6, G7, G11, E5, E14, E18, E25 - R05, R06, R10, R12, R18, R21, R23.

S2 - CB1, CB2, CB4, G1, E1, E5, E18, E25 - R01, R11, R12, R21, R23.

S3 - CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, G2, G4, G6, G7, G11, E1, E5, E16, E18, E22, E25 - R02, R04, R05, R06, R10, R11, R12, R19, R21, R22, R23.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Student grammar of spoken and written English. Edition: 1st published, 6th imp. Author: Biber, Douglas. Publisher: Harlow : Longman , 2007  (Library)
  • A morphosyntactic study of the English verb phrase. Edition: 2ª ed. Author: Quereda Rodríguez-Navarro, Luis. Publisher: Granada: Editorial Universidad de Granada, 1997  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Oxford guide to English grammar. Edition: 1st published, 7th impression. Author: Eastwood, John. Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002  (Library)
  • Longman grammar of spoken and written English. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: [S.l.]: Longman, 1999  (Library)
  • The Cambridge grammar of the English language. Edition: Rep. with corr.. Author: Huddleston, Rodney. Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008  (Library)
  • Meaning and the English verb. Edition: 1st published, 3rd impression. Author: Leech, Geoffrey N.. Publisher: London: Longman, 1974  (Library)
  • English grammar for today : a new introduction. Edition: 2nd ed.. Author: Leech, Geoffrey N.. Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave MacMillan, 2006  (Library)
  • The OXFORD companion to the English language. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992  (Library)
  • The english verb. Edition: 2nd ed., 8th impression. Author: Palmer, F.R.. Publisher: London: Longman, 1997  (Library)
  • A comprehensive grammar of the English language. Edition: 1st published., 7th corr. impression. Author: -. Publisher: London ; New York: Longman, 1989  (Library)
  • English word-formation. Edition: 1st published, repr. Author: Bauer, Laurie. Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989  (Library)
  • WORD formation. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: London: Collins ELT; Harper Collins ; University ..., 1991  (Library)
  • Practical english usage. Edition: 3rd ed.. Author: Swan, Michael, 1936-. Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, cop. 2005.  (Library)
  • Language: the basics. Edition: -. Author: Trask, R. L.. Publisher: London ; New York: Routledge, 1995  (Library)
  • A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics. Edition: 3th ed. [reprinted]. Author: Crystal, David. Publisher: Oxford: Blackwell, 1991 (1994  (Library)