Through Syntax to Style: A Grammar of Writing (LIT2169.02)

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 held the second seven weeks of term.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
T 10:10am - 12noon; F 10:10am - 12noon (second seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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