Section 1: Monday 6:30-9:10 PM

Professor: Elizabeth Riddle

A critical study, from a pragmatic/discourse-functional and cognitive linguistic perspective, of aspects of Modern English grammar (including the lexicon, syntax, and semantics) important for the teaching of EFL/ESL and for further linguistics study.  Key theoretical linguistic concepts and research methodologies will be introduced throughout the course.  A major aspect of the course will be to develop your critical thinking skills and to provide you with knowledge and resources to continue to learn about the structure of English on your own in the future.  Note that this is not a pedagogical grammar course, and we go well beyond the typical treatments of English structure in ESL/EFL textbooks in order to tackle difficult aspects of English.