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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

416 - Degree in English

27807 - English Grammar I

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
27807 - English Grammar I
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
416 - Degree in English
First semester
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

See "Learning activities " and "Syllabus".

More information will be provided on the first day of class.

5.2. Learning tasks

  • Theoretical lectures.
  • Practical lectures.
  • Individual work.
  • Personal study.
  • Assessment activities.

5.3. Syllabus

(27807) English Grammar I

[Introduction] What's grammar? National varieties. Standard and non-standard English. Register: variation according to use. Grammars of English.

[1] Grammatical units. Introduction to morphemes, words, phrases, and clauses.

[2] The structure of words. Inflection. Word formation: derivation, conversion, compounding. Minor types of word formation: reduplicatives, clippings, acronyms, blends.

[3] Introduction to word classes: Lexical words; function words; inserts; special classes of words: wh-words, single-word classes, numerals

[4] Lexical word classes: nouns; main verbs; adjectives; adverbs.

[5] Function word classes: determiners, pronouns, auxiliary verbs, prepositions, adverbial particles, conjunctions.

[6] Phrases. Types, structure and function. Noun Phrases; adjective phrases; verb phrases; adverb phrases; prepositional phrases.

[7] Clauses. Major clause elements: S, V, O, P, A. Major clause patterns: intransitive, monotransitive, copular, ditransitive, complex transitive. Simple, compound, and complex sentences. Sentence types and discourse functions.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

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More information will be provided on the first day of class.

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

BB  A comprehensive grammar of the English language / Randolph Quirk ... [et al.] ; index by David Crystal . - 1st. pub., 7th (corrected) impression London : Longman, cop. 1989
BB Biber, Douglas. Student grammar of spoken and written english / Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad, Geoggrey Leech. - 1st ed., 4th impr. Harlow : Longman, 2005
BB Carter, Ronald. Cambridge Grammar of English : a comprehensive guide : spoken and written English, grammar and usage / Ronald Carter, Michael McCarthy . - 1st ed., 5th prnt. Cambridge ; Madrid : Cambridge University Press, 2010
BB Chalker, Sylvia. A student's english grammar workbook / Sylvia Chalker . - [1st. ed., 4th impr.] Essex : Longman, 1996
BB Conrad, Susan. Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. WORKBOOK / Susan Conrad, Douglas Biber and Geoffrey Leach Harlow : Pearson Education Ltd.
BB Greenbaum, Sidney. A student's grammar of the English language / Sidney Greenbaum, Randolph Quirk. . - 1st. publ., 10th. impr., rev. ed. Harlow : Longman, 1998
BB Longman grammar of spoken and written English / Douglas Biber [et al.] ; Foreword by Randolph Quirk . - 1st ed. Harlow : Longman, 1999
BC Huddleston, Rodney. A Student's Introduction to English Grammar / Rodney Huddleston and Pullum K. Geoffrey, 2005
BC Huddleston, Rodney. The Cambridge grammar of the English language / Rodney Huddleston, Geoffrey K. Pullum . - 1st ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002