This course explores the pronunciation and structure of English in context. In terms of pronunciation, basic intonation and stress patterns are described, as well as changes occurring in the pronunciation of words when language is used in conversations.
The grammar component of this course introduces concepts from Hallidays systemic model of functional grammar: how information structure, semantic roles, and interpersonal relations interact with formal grammatical categories to produce texts.
On completion of this course, students should
Deterding, D.H. and Poedjosoedarmo, G.R. (1998). The Sounds of English: Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers in Southeast Asia. Singapore: Prentice Hall: Simon & Schuster (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
Deterding, D.H. and Poedjosoedarmo, G.R. (2000). Grammar Basics 2: Phrases and Functional Grammar for English Teachers in Southeast Asia. Singapore: Prentice Hall: Simon & Schuster (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
Locke, G. (1995). Functional English Grammar : An Introduction for Second Language Teachers. Cambridge University Press.
Teaching Format: 2 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial per week (tutorials begin in second week)
Assessment: There will be one test (30%), and a final examination (70%).
Coordinator: Low Ee Ling, e-mail: email@example.com
Lecturer/Tutor: David Deterding e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Paul Doyle; e-mail: email@example.com