English 106 - Winter, 2016

English Grammar

Class Information

Instructor: Ferris, Dana
Time: TR 1:40-3:00
Location: 146 Olson

Description

    ENL 106 (cross-listed with LIN 106 and UWP 106): English Grammar

    This course will give students a thorough grounding in present-day English grammar. We will also look at how history has shaped English grammar, at how writers use grammar to achieve specific effects, and at how an understanding of grammar can lead to a clearer and more effective writing style. We will also discuss the nature of grammatical change over time, the concept of grammatical correctness, and the limitations of grammatical analysis. This course will not only help students with their own writing but also give potential teachers much practical knowledge for analyzing student writing and teaching grammar effectively.

Grading

    midterm, final, in-class work, one short paper, application project

Texts

    English Grammar: Language as Human Behavior (3rd Ed., Longman), Anita K. Barry
    Language Power: Tutorials for Writers (Bedford St. Martin's), Dana R. Ferris