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Course Detail

Course Name Phonetics and Grammar
Course Code 18ELL305
Program B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature, Integrated B.A. – M.A. (English Language & Literature)
Semester V
Credits 4
Year Taught 2019
Degree Undergraduate (UG), Integrated Degree
School School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Coimbatore, Kochi

Syllabus

Course Outline

Unit 1

Introduction to phonetics and grammar- Growth and development.

Unit 2

English sound system- Speech mechanism and organs of speech-Classification of SoundsVowels and Consonants- Description- Syllable structure- IPA and RP – Phonology, Phonemes, Allophones, Suprasegmentals-pitch, stress, intonation-transcription.

Unit 3

Syntax- types of sentences-Sentence patterns- Clauses and Phrases-Order of words- Normal and Inverted-Conversion-Concord.

Unit 4

Tense-verb forms-degrees of comparison-articles- Remedial grammar-error identification.

Unit 5

Mechanics of writing-linkers-punctuation-markers-written composition-narrative, descriptive, argumentative etc.

Objectives

To introduce the basics of phonetics and English phonology and to provide grounding in English grammar and mechanics of writing with a view to inculcate good speech and writing skills.

Core Reading

  1. Balasubramanian, T. English Phonetics for Indian Students. Chennai: Macmillan, 1981.
  2. Syamala,V. A Textbook of English Phonetics and Structure for Indian Students.Trivandrum: Sharath Ganga Publications, 1992.
  3. John, PP. A Text Book of English Grammar.
  4. Jones, Daniel. Pronunciation of English. Forgotten Books, 2017.

References

  1. Green, David. Contemporary English Grammar Structure and Composition. Macmillan Publishers India Limited, 2000.
  2. Gimson, A C. An English Pronouncing Dictionary.J. M. Dent, 1981.
  3. Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage. OUP, 2005.
  4. Palmer, Frank. Grammar.

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