A USER'S GUIDE TO ENGLISH(ES)

LIN1UGE

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What is 'good' English? What makes someone a powerful speaker or writer? This subject is an introduction to English grammar from a linguistic perspective. Students learn about elements of English grammar and their social signficance. The subject questions common assumptions about grammar and incorporates discussion of sociolinguistic issues including World Englishes. The subject involves reconceptualising notions of 'good' and 'bad' usage alongside the practical application of analytical skills.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTonya Stebbins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
MediaGrammarpediaPrescribedStebbins 2008-2012[Online]

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically apply knowledge of English grammar and style conventions in writing

Activities:
Online text analyses, Online quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Critically contrast and compare prescriptive and descriptive approaches to variation in English

Activities:
Critical thinking, speaking, Teamwork.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Demonstrate understanding of metalanguage to discuss English usage

Activities:
Study and learning skills
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

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