Course title:

 

 

Modern English Syntax

 

Tutor: Assistant Professor Slavka Grancharova

 

Mode of delivery: seminars

Course place and status within the program

Core subject

Competence expectations

Students will be able to analyse English phrases, clauses, simple and composite sentences.

Aims and objectives of the course

to acquaint the students with the basic concepts in traditional syntactic theory concerning the structure of phrases, clauses, simple and composite sentences, the basic principles of word order and the various types of inversion, the principles of the Functional Sentence Perspective, emphasis and focus, etc.

Weekly organization of topics & reading assignments

Topics:

1. English Phrases. The Sentence: definition, characteristic features, classification
2. Types of sentences according to types of communication
3. The Simple Sentence: basic patterns of sentence structure
4. The main parts of the sentence: the Subject
5. The Predicate and the Predicative
6. Subject – Predicate Agreement
7. The secondary parts of the sentence: the Object
8. The Attribute; Apposition
9. The Adverbial modifier
10. English Word Order
11. Nexus Constructions
12. The Composite Compound Sentence
13. The Composite Complex Sentence
14. Subordinate Clauses: Nominal and Attributive Clauses
15. Subordinate Clauses: Adverbial Clauses

 

Course requirements

Courses in Morphology and Lexicology, taken previously

Mode of assessment

Written exam, an essay on a topic, and continuous assessment of seminar participation

Bibliography

Michael Grancharov, et al.. Readings in English Syntax. Veliko Turnovo University Press, 1980.

Geoffrey Leech, et al. English Grammar for Today. Macmillan Education, Ltd., 1982.

Jana Molhova, et al. Reader in English Syntax. Shoumen, 1996.

Randolph Quirk, et al, A Grammar of Contemporary English. Longman, 1972

Randolph Quirk, et al. A Concise Grammar of Contemporary English. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. 1973.

Geoffrey Leech, et al. English Grammar for Today. Macmillan Education, Ltd., 1982.

Frank Palmer. Grammar. Penguin, 1971.

Robert Stockwell. Foundations of Syntactic Theory. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1977.

Vilem Mathesius. A Functional Analysis of Present Day English on a General Linguistic Basis. Mouton, 1975.

Marco Mincoff. An English Grammar. Sofia, 1958.

Boris Ilyish. The Structure of Modern English. Leningrad, 1971.

Jana Molhova, et al. Reader in English Syntax. Shoumen, 1996.

Jana Molhova, et al. Angliiska gramatika v sravnenie s bulgarski ezik - sintaksis. Sofia, 1965

M.A. Ganshina, et al. English Grammar. Higher School Publishing House, 1964.

V.L. Kaoushanskaia, et al.. A Grammar of the English Language. Leningrad, 1963.

Michael Grancharov, et al.. Readings in English Syntax. Veliko Turnovo University Press, 1980.

Michael Grancharov. English Syntax: Practice Book. Plovdiv University Press, 2009.

Michael Grancharov 2010: Грънчаров, М. Синтактични средства на функционалната изреченска перспектива, локализиращи комуникативно-информационния фокус на изречението в модерния английски книжовно-литературен език, 15-20 век. Пловдивско университетско издателство: 2010.