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FLE426 THE ENGLISH LEXICON

Course Code: 4500426
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 7.0
Department: English Language Teaching
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. LER HATPOLU
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

An in-depth 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, subject-verb agreement; definiteness; specificity; genericness.