English 106 - Winter, 2020

English Grammar - Cross-listed with LIN/UWP

Class Information

Instructor: Chaganti, Seeta
Time: TR 9:00-10:20
Location: 146 Olson

Description

    This course will examine the history and development of English grammar in order to help students understand how grammar functions in the present. Rather than simply memorizing a set of prescriptive rules for language function, we will consider how such rules develop, how they change and break over time, and how phenomena and principles related to grammar both contribute to and challenge the power of language.

Grading

    Midterm 15%; weekly exercises 20%; quizzes 15%; final exam 20%; final paper 20%; participation 10%

Texts

    Introducing English Grammar, B?rjars and Burridge
    Supplementary materials on Canvas