Structure of the English Language LING 081/ENGS 081
Julie Roberts, PhD Professor & Director Linguistics Program
To identify English parts of speech, phrases, and clauses.
To understand the relationship between grammar constituents, as demonstrated by the following:
Diagramming of English sentences using Reed-Kellogg diagrams;
Relating the specifics of English grammar to the larger theoretical constructs of transformational grammar.
To distinguish between prescriptive and descriptive grammars and recognize the rules and uses of both.
Getting Extra Help
Some of you probably have little or no background in English grammar. You may need some extra help from time to time to succeed in the class. This is expected, so please don't be shy about getting help. Here is how to obtain help:
Use the discussion list online
. If you have any question about homework, please post to the Discussion Board. I will check it very regularly, and that way everyone can benefit.
If you need to email me for other reasons (e.g., family emergency,
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