ENG2100 – Advanced English Grammar: Syntax and argumentation

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Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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.

Obligatory activities:

  • 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.

Written examination

The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.

Read more about written examinations using Inspera.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

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.

Grading scale

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

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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.

Facts about this course






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