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ENGL 320 Advanced Grammar

This course includes a basic introduction to the history and structure of the English language followed by advanced investigation of the concepts of grammatical form and function, including the application of labels including but not limited to noun, adjective, verb, subject, object, phrase, and clause. Study will also include discussion of the use of grammar in written and spoken language, the teaching of grammar in classrooms, the debates about grammatical change in current language, the understanding of the principles of language acquisition, the variety of English dialects, and the notion of standard language. Prerequisite: ENGL 120 or ENGL 125 or instructor consent.