Introduction To The Grammar Of English
English Grammar is not overtly taught in high school in Uganda so the only exposure to English Grammar that the average university entrant has ever been exposed to stopped at O-level. There is therefore a need to expose the would-be teacher of English to the basic constituents of a sentence, particularly those constituents of a simple sentence, and how these are combined in communicative acts.
This is a general outline of English grammar based on the notion ‘simple sentence’
- To impart knowledge about the grammatical hierarchy within a single sentence and how different size-level elements may combine to constitute that simple sentence.
- To characterize words and how such words form word categories or classes with specific functional characteristics within a sentence.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
- By the end of this course unit students are expected to:
- Be knowledgeable about the grammatical hierarchy
- Have a grasp of the basic constituents of a sentence and relations pertaining between them.
- Have the ability to identify as well as characterize the constituents of clause and phrase structures.
- Demonstrate knowledge of major word classes and attendant characterizing linguistic features.