INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
||Language and its Structure: Syntax
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 2
|Ceylani Akay, Assist. Prof. Dr.
||assist. prof. Amna Brdarević Čeljo
||Amna Brdarević-Čeljo, Assist. Prof. Dr.
|This course introduces students to basic concepts of syntax, English syntax in particular. It aims to make students aware of different levels of analysis at the phrase, clause and sentence level. It also aims to acquaint students with traditional terminology for sentence constituents such as subject, predicator, direct and indirect object, subject/object complement/attribute; word classes such as noun, verb, adjective; and phrase constituents such as head, premodifier, postmodifiers. Apart from that, the course aims at analysing sentences, namely simple, complex, compond and compound-complex sentences.
|Course meetings will be mainly lectures (2 hours per week), supplemented by practicals (2 hours per week). Lectures, as well as tutorials and practicals, are conducted in English. Thus, students must have an excellent command of spoken and written English. Asking questions is highly encouraged, even during lecture delivery and student presentations, but it ought to be done politely.
• Lectures introduce students to basic syntactic concepts and plenty of new terminology. Thus, a lot of work, regular attendance and note-taking are of paramount importance for obtaining full understanding of the topic presented in the class.
• In the practicals, all the theoretical knowledge gained in the lectures and tutorials is put into practice. Supervised by the assistant, students do individual work.
- Course Introduction/ Syllabus Overview
- Sentences: Communicative functions and typical patterns (Chapter 1)
- Typical sentence patterns (Chapter 1)
- Sentences: Simple, compound and complex (Chapter 2)
- Verbs I: lexical vs. auxiliary, finite vs. non-finite (Chapter 3)
- Verbs I: auxiliary verbs (Chapter 3 continued)
- Verbs: types of verbs based on their complementation II (Chapter 4)
- Midterm exam
- Word classes (Chapter 5)
- Non-working day
- Phrases (Chapter 6)
- Sentence constituents realized as clauses (Chapter 7)
- How to analyze sentences at all levels (passive, extraposed constructions etc.)
- How to analyze sentences at all levels (existential constructions, cleft constructions etc.)
- Final Review: Cumulative, covers all course content
- Interactive Lectures
- Discussions and group work
- Problem solving
| Term Paper||15|
| Final Exam||1||50|
- • Verspoor Marjolijn and Kim Sauter (2000) English Sentence Analysis: An Introductory Course. Amsterdam. Benjamins.
- • Sidney Greenbaum and Randolph Quirk (1991). A Student\'s Grammar of the English Language. Longman. Third Edition.
- • Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum (2005) A Student\'s Introduction to English Grammar. Cambridge University. Frist Edition
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||14||2||28|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)||14||2||28|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||25||25|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||47||47|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||1||18||18|
|Seminar / Presentation|| || ||0|