English 102

Topics in the English Language: The Structure of English

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2018 Hanson, Kristin
MWF 11-12 Note new location: 224 Wheeler

Book List

O'Grady, William: Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction; Vanderweie, Teresa: Study Guide for Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction;

Recommended: Pinker, Steven: The Language Instinct


This course is an introduction to linguistic analysis of present-day English.  The focus will be on phonology (sound structure), morphology (word structure), syntax (sentence structure) and semantics (linguistic meaning); some attention will also be given to pragmatics (contextual meaning), usage, variation in English throughout the world and comparison of English with other languages.  No previous background in linguistics is required.  This course is recommended preparation for English 101 and 179. 

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