Grammatical competence is essential to both language learning and teaching. This course seeks to place English grammar in perspective with regard to theoretical linguistics. It clarifies the fundamental concepts of grammar and suggests ways to clarify them further. It explores forms, structures and use to enable the students to enrich their knowledge and to transfer the cumulative knowledge to their teaching. A sound understanding of grammar will help the students to explain the behavior of English language intelligently. It will also make the interpretation of texts—literary or non-literary—easier.

Course Contents:

  • Clause Elements
    • Subject
    • Verb
    • Object
    • Adverbial
    • Complement
  • Sub-ordination and Coordination
  • Some Basic Concepts of English Grammar
    • Modality
    • Tense and Aspect System of English o Voice
    • Hypothetical Meaning
  • Teaching Grammar in Context

Recommended Readings:

  1. Borjars, K. & Burridge, K. (2010). Introducing English Grammar. Hodder Education. UK.
  2. Celce-Murcia, & Larsen-Freeman, D. (1999). The Grammar Book: An ESL/EFLTeacher‟s Course. (Second edition). Boston, MA: Heinle and Heinle.
  3. Huddleston, R. & Pullum, G. (2005). A Students‟ Introduction to English Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  4. Huddleston, R. (2002). The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  5. Leech, G. & Svartvik, J. (2003). A Communicative Grammar of English (Third edition). London: Longman.
  6. McKay, S. (1990). Teaching Grammar: Form, Function and Technique. New York: Prentice Hall.