LING400-23SU2 (D) Summer Nov 2023 start (Distance)

English Structures

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 November 2023
End Date: Sunday, 11 February 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 26 November 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 January 2024


This course is an intensive introduction to the linguistic structures of English, covering pronunciation (phonetics & phonology) and grammar (syntax & semantics). A key feature of the course is one of comparison - in part one we compare pronunciation systems across varieties of English and other languages, and in part two we compare the sentence structure of English to that of other languages. This course will be valuable for anyone planning to teach English as an additional language, or those who want a detailed introduction to the analytical tools linguists use to study English and other languages.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Course Coordinator

Kevin Watson


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Week 1 Quiz 2.5%
Practice Transcription 2.5%
Phonetic Transcription 15%
Phonetc Analysis 25%
Quizzes (Syntax and Morphology) 30%
Final Paper 25%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,990.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

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