Through Syntax to Style: A Grammar of Writing (LIT2169.01)

John Gould

“Syntax” is the aspect of grammar concerned with the relationships of words in a language, with how they fit together to create meaning.  By exploring various English syntactical structures, we will discover a variety of ways to combine the same words to say slightly different things.  The course will rely heavily on the linguistic work of Noam Chomsky.  We will write a number of short, pithy essays in which syntax and punctuation will make a great difference.  The ability to control syntax is critical for all writing, both expository and, more importantly, creative.

This course will be offered the second seven weeks of term.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
T 10:10am-12noon;F 10:10am-12noon
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Literature, Second Seven Week, Two Credit, 2000, John Gould.