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Introduction to Pedagogical Grammar is a three-credit hour course. It is presented as one module with emphasis on developing English language sentence structure which is very important to write flawless English as a second language learner. We understand that communication breaks dawn if the language structure used is incorrect. Apart from dealing with the theory of language structure, the learners will be able to deal with the practical aspect of the language for both oral and written communication.
The course aims to introduce learners to the structure of English language. After an introduction to the various word classes, students will look at combinations of words (phrases and clauses) and the rules which apply. Learners will be able reflect about grammar and its role in communication, hence the course focuses also on aspects which non-native speakers face when learning English and using English grammar to communication purposes.
Besides the specific objectives of each unit, the general objectives of this course are presented below. It is expected that at the end of this course, the participants should be able to:
• trace the development of grammar in general
• highlight the scope and concepts of grammar in linguistics
• explore the development of English grammar
• identify different types of word, phrases and clauses classes
• explain the reasons for incorrect elements in sentences
• analyze and synthesize the individual word, phrases and clauses
• discuss well-formed and ill formed sentences in English language
• identify factors necessary for teaching English grammar
Course Learning Outcomes
After completion of the course students are expected to be able to:
1. Recognize and define the different word classes;
2. Use meta-language in the area of grammar (basic level);
3. Demonstrate understanding of data analysis (basic analysis of words, phrases and clauses);
4. Explain/predict the ungrammaticality of English sentences (basic structures) referring to specific grammar rules (possible word chains vs. impossible word chains);
5. Show an understanding of the relationship between syntax and semantics and between syntax and the lexicon;
6. Demonstrate understanding of the relatedness of grammatical structures to speaker/writer meanings and intentions.
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Book Title : Pedagogical Grammar
Author : Amjad, S.
Edition : First
Publisher : Majeed Publishers, Lahore
Book Title : Grammar
Author : Palmer, F.R
Edition : First
Publisher : London: Cambridge University Press