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ENG-1015 Introduction to English Word and Sentence Structure - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Type of course

This course may be taken as a single course. A good command of oral and written English is required.

Course contents

The course offers an introduction to English grammar, with emphasis on word and sentence structure. Word classes and word order, temporality and aspect are standard areas of study. In this regard, the course will also attend to aspects of language acquisition, historical development and geographical and social variation. The course keeps a contrastive Norwegian-English perspective when this is relevant. The students are to write two term papers that focuses on one of the subjects studied during the term.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December for the spring semester and 1 June for the autumn semester. Exhange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification (generell studiekompetanse) or prior learning and work experience (realkompetanse).

Application code (for Nordic students): 9199

Objective of the course

The students have the following learning outcomes:


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Language of instruction

Language of instruction and examination is English.

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, project assignments.

Quality assurance:

The course undergoes a midterm evaluation or an end-of-term evaluation every third year.


The obligatory coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the final exam.

Coursework requirements: Two short papers.

Assessment method: 4-hour school exam.


Performance in the course will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit examination is offered in the event of an F grade. The deadline to register for a re-sit examination is January 15th for the autumn semester and August 15th for the spring semester.

Date for examination

Written examination 05.06.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

ENG-1010 Introduction to English Grammar I 10 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Burton-Roberts, Noel. (2016) Analysing Sentences. An Introduction to English Syntax. 4th Edition. Routledge

Plag, Ingo (2003) Word-Formation in English, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics.
Lectures Spring 2018
First lecture: Please see online schedule of classes (above)
Lecture prof. Gillian Catriona Ramchand
Group I prof. Gillian Catriona Ramchand
Group II prof. Gillian Catriona Ramchand