Discourse Analysis

Eng. 429

To speak to the needs of beginners in the study of style, the course assumes a formulaic approach, i.e., it teaches style through grammar. In other words, it teaches grammar as style. The course is meant to be practical. Each chapter concentrates on a major syntactic structure or concept and considers it stylistic role in sentences form 20th century fiction and nonfiction. In all, the course includes fifteen major grammatical topics with several examples on each. These topics are: kernel sentences, noun phrases, verb phrases, adjectives and adverbs, prepositions, conjunction and coordination, dependent clauses, sentence openers and inversion, free modifiers, the appositive, (interrogative, imperative, exclamatory), the passive voice transformation, parallelism, cohesion, syntactic symbolism, grammar as analogue.

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