Spring 2022 - LING 200 OL01

Foundations of English Grammar (3)

Class Number: 6268

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 18, 2022
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Trude Heift
    heift@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-3369
    Office Hours: Thursday 1:30-2:20 and by appointment

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Provides a practical overview of English grammar based on linguistic principles. Explores fundamentals of English sentence structure, grammatical categories and grammatical analysis through lectures and hands-on work in the classroom. Develops skills that are applicable in language analysis, writing and communication. Open to all students.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course introduces you to commonly used terminology and concepts employed in analyzing English grammar. It is a practical course. The materials will help you to develop the analytical skills needed for understanding how sentences are put together. LING 200 is not prescriptive, but rather takes a descriptive approach: it deals with how we actually use English. It is a course that will appeal especially to those planning to teach English as a second language or who will be taking other linguistics or related courses at the university level.

MODE OF INSTRUCTION: Online

In week 1, we will meet in Zoom but a recording will be posted after class. The remaining classes are taught asynchronously with flexible examination times. Students have the option to meet with the instructor during scheduled class time to go over the class content and ask questions.

 

Grading

  • 3 Midterms (20% each) 60%
  • Weekly Quizzes 30%
  • Homework and Assignments 10%

NOTES:

No Final Exam

NOTE: This course may be applied towards the Certificate in Teaching ESL or Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science, but not both.

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/standards.html.

A grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodation of their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Students requiring accommodations as the result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (778.782.3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca ).

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

For Online Learning:

PLATFORM
: Canvas/Zoom

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Laptop, Internet, Microphone, CameraSUGGESTED MATERIALS:

The following books are available in the Reserves section of SFU’s Burnaby and Vancouver Campus Libraries. They provide additional information about topics of LING 200 and related matters.

  • Huddleston, Rodney & Pullum, Geoffrey. (2005). A Student’s Introduction to English Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Swan, Michael. (2005, 3rd edition). Practical English Usage. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

REQUIRED READING:

Munro, Murray, Cliff Burgess and Ivelina Tchizmarova (2011) Introduction to the Description of English Grammar. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.
ISBN: 978-1-4652-0542-1

RECOMMENDED READING:

Morenberg, Max (2014).  Doing Grammar (5th edition).  New York: Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 978-0-19-994733-1

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.

Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.