English 102

Upper Division Coursework: Topics in the English Language

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2004 Banfield, Ann
Banfield, Ann
TTh 3:30-5 106 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Chomsky, N.: Language and Mind; Pinker, S.: The Language Instinct; Radford, A.: Transformational Grammar: A First Course


This course will focus on the structure of English. There will be a dual emphasis on a rich array of constructions and on the grammatical theories proposed to account for them. While the primary focus is on the grammar of spoken English, some attention will be given to the theory of universal grammar and to the relation between grammar and literary style.

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