EKIP2002 Exploring Grammar (2 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
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Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The course is an introductory course to analyzing English using syntactic concepts and terminology.

Completion methods

Lectures based on course material, participation in classroom work and discussion, analyzing language structure in various texts individually and in groups.

Open University: contact teaching, web-based tasks, learning assignments, an exam or a combination of these (methods of study will be specified in the annual teaching programme before the start of each academic year).

Assessment details

Tutorials (83% attendance required): Participation in classroom work and two home exams.

Open University: Active participation (100% attendance usually required). Learning assignments or an exam.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students will be able to
o describe the structure of language using basic grammatical terminology
o distinguish the basic clause types in English from each other
o analyze written language clauses and sentences with the help of the categories presented in the course
o name and distinguish from each other the different phrases and their parts, and
o understand the connections between the different levels of structural analysis.

Description of prerequisites


Study materials

Exploring Grammar 1 booklet, available at Soppi. The course material in the course is based largely on this book:
Downing, Angela and Philip Locke. (2006). English grammar: A university course. 2nd edition. Oxon: Routledge.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
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