English Text Analysis


Course Objective

After successfully completing this course students will have an
extensive knowledge of the grammar of written and spoken contemporary
English and be able to apply that knowledge in the analysis of the main
characteristics of specific text types and the production thereof.

Course Content

The course has two components. The first is a detailed treatment of the
textbook, including weekly assignments on the highlighted chapters. The
second component involves discussion and analysis of a series of texts
belonging to different genres. The focus here is in the first instance
on determining how specific linguistic choices have an effect on the
coherence and readability of the text. However, equally important is to
consider how specific linguistic features of a text can be explained in
terms of broader features of the genre in question.

Teaching Methods

Seminars (2 x 2 hours per week). One of the seminars has a Blended
Learning format.

Method of Assessment

(A) a written exam based on the text book and class materials (70% of
the final mark); (B) a grammar test (30% of the final mark).

Entry Requirements

Students must have attended the following courses from the first year of
the programme: Genre Design L_AAMATECOO3; Narrativiteit L_NCMACIW018;
English as a second language L_ETMAEDU001; Postcolonial language and
literature L_EAMAEDU001.


Downing, A. (2015). English Grammar: A University Course. 3rd edition.
Abingdon: Routledge. An additional short list containing relevant
articles will be made known at the beginning of the course and made
available on Canvas.

Target Audience

Second year students of MA Educatie in Taal en Cultuurwetenschappen,
English Language and Culture.

Additional Information

80% attendance and submission of the course work is conditional for
being awarded a grade for the course.

General Information

Course Code L_ETMAEDU003
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Course Coordinator dr. L.M. Rupp
Examiner dr. L.M. Rupp
Teaching Staff dr. L.M. Rupp

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar
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