1. Ability to recognize and explain all major grammatical terms and constructions.
2. Ability to identify the pedagogical strengths and weaknesses of the traditional approach to grammar.
3. Ability to explain the bases and usefulness of structural and transformational approaches to grammar.
4. Ability to use standard reference works and research tools to solve grammatical problems of considerable depth and complexity.
3 examinations (20% each)
2 research-based problem papers (20% each)
59 or lower F
All papers must adhere to the Modern Language Associations published guidelines for style and format.
Papers are due at 8:00 a.m. on the date specified in the course calendar.
Late papers will be penalized one letter grade.
Papers more than 24 hours late will not be accepted.
Students should plan to attend every class and should always complete the assigned reading before coming to class.
Students who do miss a class are fully responsible for all material covered in that class.
Drafts: I will read and comment on as many drafts of papers as students are willing to write.
Plagiarism: If any part of a paper is plagiarized, the paper will receive at best a grade of "F" and at worst a "O".