English Grammar: Syntax

This course has been developed primarily for undergraduate students of English as a foreign language. It assumes an intermediate standard of knowledge and practical handling of the language and seeks to fulfil the following aims:

  1. to further students’ knowledge of English through exploration and analysis;

  2. to help students acquire an integrated vision of English, rather than concentrate on unrelated areas;

  3. to see a grammar as providing a means of understanding the relation of form to meaning, and meaning to use, in context;

  4. to provide a basic terminology which will enable students to make these relationships explicit;

  5. to stimulate the learners’ capacity to interact with others in English and to express themselves appropriately in everyday registers, both spoken and written.