Grammar for Everyone - LL312

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Spring
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4 15 (7.5) DR L Bailey







This module will introduce students to key concepts in grammar, especially as exemplified by Latin and English and with reference to other languages as appropriate. The module will cover topics such as verbal tense and aspect, nominal case and gender, agreement, and word order. Students will be provided with the terminology and skills to describe these concepts as they encounter them in language samples. Students will not be required to learn the Latin language, but to understand the grammatical features they encounter during the course of the module. Students will also learn about the development and meaning of grammatical terminology. Skills and knowledge gained on this module will be of use in language learning and in linguistic description and analysis, and for that reason it is recommended for those taking modules in English Language and Linguistics, Classical and Archaeological Studies, or Ancient History.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 20

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
• In-Course Test (45 minutes) – 20%
• Mini-assessment 1 (equivalent to 300 words) – 10%
• Mini-assessment 2 (equivalent to 300 words) – 10%
• Take-home Assignment (1,500 words) – 60%

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of key grammatical concepts;
Interpret and describe language data (with accompanying gloss and translation where appropriate);
Compare the grammar of Latin and English;
Apply their grammatical knowledge to the comparative analysis of other languages.

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