DozentIn: Dr. Claudia Lehmann, M.A.
Zeiten: Mo. 12:00 - 14:00 (wöchentlich), Termine am Mittwoch. 25.09.19 12:00 - 14:00
Beschreibung: [By is eaten monkey banana that the being] -- Why is this string of words not considered a "proper" English sentence while [The banana is being eaten by that monkey] is even though both contain the same words? Obviously, some words necessarily "belong together" in a sentence. The word [the], for instance, cannot stand on its own, but needs a noun like [banana] following it. Syntax deals with exactly this phenomenon of possible and necessary word combinations. In our class we will explore the syntactic rules of English.
4 LP: exam
Recommended for purchase: Huddleston, R., & Pullum, G. K. (2005). A student's introduction to English grammar. Cambridge: CUP.