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EFL411 THE ENGLISH LEXICON

Course Code: 3660411
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 7.0
Department: Teaching English As A Foreign Language
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr MARY ANN WALTER
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

An indepth analysis of the relation between lexical semantics, clause structure and discourse in English, with a focus on aspects of English grammar that are problematic for second language learners. Argument structure: types of verbs and passivisation. Lexical aspect and discourse: types of lexical aspect; aspect in discourse; adverbial modification. The syntax and the semantics of the noun phrase in English: definiteness, quantifiers and subject-verb agreement.different styles.