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WRPR0110

Eng Grammar: Concepts & Contro

English Grammar: Concepts and Controversie
In this course we will study the structure of the English language, learning key terms and strategies for analyzing English syntax. We will explore English grammar from both prescriptive and descriptive perspectives and examine its relevance to language policy, linguistic prejudice, and English education. Readings will be drawn from a variety of texts, including Rhetorical Grammar (2009), Eats, Shoots & Leaves (2006), Language Myths (1999), and Origins of the Specious (2010). This course is relevant to students wanting to increase their own knowledge of the English language, as well as to those seeking tools for English teaching and/or research.
Subject:
Writing Program
Department:
Writing Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC
Equivalent Courses:
LNGT0110

Sections

Spring 2013

WRPR0110A-S13 Lecture (Shapiro)