Introduction to basic grammatical concepts and terminology. Specifically intended for students planning to take a foreign language or linguistics. Does not count toward the linguistics major or minor.
This is a class about concepts of human language grammar • concepts that apply to/exist in all human languages • concepts that allow us to examine and explain how sentences are put together • we will use English as a means to discover these concepts (and test your learning) In this class you learn to analyze English sentences and talk about sentence structures and types of words using precisely defined concepts and terminology (Noun, verb, clause, etc.). In this class you will develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills as they apply to understanding how languages work.
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General method of instruction
Lecture, quiz section. Homework, Exams, Quizzes, Participation.
Class assignments and grading