Course description:

The course is based on a structural and functional approach to grammar. The content is a morphological description of word classes in English, including the phenomenon of ´conversion´ as a contextually conditioned overlap between word classes; furtheron, the course deals with the grammatical categories related to nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs and their morpho-syntactic realisations. The syntactic and semantic functions of word classes – their structural and semantic incorporation in nominal, adjectival, adverbial, verbal and prepositional groups (phrases) are part of the description of the grammatical system, thus providing a logical connection with the syntax of the English language.