Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

416 - Degree in English

27825 - English Grammar II

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
27825 - English Grammar II
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
416 - Degree in English
Second 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

(27825) English Grammar II

1. Coordination. Classification of coordination and types of coordinators. Coordinators: uses and semantic implications.

2. The complex sentence I: Subordination vs coordination. Finite, non-finite, and verbless clauses. Indicators of subordination.

3. The complex sentence II: Functional classes of subordinate clauses: Nominal clauses. Relative clauses. Adverbial clauses. Comparative clauses.

4. The grammar of discourse. Information structure of the clause: Theme and Focus. Given and New information. Focus assignment devices.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

See the academic calendar of the University of Zaragoza ( and the website of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts (Schedule of classes:; Examination schedule:

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

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

BB Greenbaum, Sidney. A student's grammar of the English language / Sidney Greenbaum, Randolph Quirk . Harlow : Longman, 1990
BB Huddleston, Rodney. A student's introduction to English grammar / Rodney Huddleston, Geoffrey K. Pullum . [1st. publ., repr. with corrections] Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
BC A student's English grammar workbook / Sylvia Chalker . 1st ed, 8th impr. Harlow : Longman, 2000
BC Biber, Douglas. Student grammar of spoken and written english / Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad, Geoggrey Leech. 1st ed., 4th impr. Harlow : Longman, 2005
BC 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