ENG2100 – Advanced English Grammar: Syntax and argumentation
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course will deepen your insight into English grammar and the linguistic analysis of English. There is a focus on syntactic description and argumentation, and on the relationship between syntax and semantics. Particular attention will be given the forms and functions of the noun phrase and the verb phrase.
After completing this course you will:
- be able to think analytically about English syntax
- have in-depth knowledge of the English verb phrase
- have in-depth knowledge of the English noun phrase
- be able to explain grammatical structures of the English language and argue for your analysis
Formal prerequisite knowledge
The course requires ENG1100 – English Grammar or similar knowledge.
Seminar, 2 hours per week for 14 weeks.
- Attendance is obligatory at least 11 of 14 seminars.
- Two obligatory assignments, the first of which is a short essay related to course reading and the second containing a linguistic analysis.
- Additional absences must be justified to the exam coordinator. Read more about rules concerning valid excuses and how to apply for approved absences or postponements. Please note that absence exceeding 50 % of all seminars may not be approved, regardless of any excuses.
The final exam is a 4-hour written exam.
Assessment guidelines are published in Canvas after the exam.
The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.
Use of sources and citation
Examination support material
Macmillan Dictionary will be offered in the digital examination system Inspera. You are not allowed to bring your own dictionary to the exam.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.