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'Grammar Hour' for BA Translation students - Introduction

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  • 1. LA1003C TYPICAL TRANSLATION PROBLEMS ‘ Grammar hour’ week 1 Dounia Bissar
  • 2. WEEK 1 Scope and purpose of ‘grammar hour’ + some grammatical concepts
    • General issues in grammar description
    • Scope and purpose of ‘grammar hour’
    • Grammar and language levels
    • Grammatical categories and word classes
  • 3. General issues in grammar description
    • Prescriptive and descriptive grammars
    • Different language varieties
    • Grammar as a system to produce meaning
  • 4. Scope and purpose of ‘grammar hour’
    • Grammatical equivalence
    • Focus on grammatical categories
  • 5. Grammar and language levels
    • Fundamental interrelationship between levels
    • Examples of interrelationship / interdependence between grammar and phonology
  • 6.
    • You went to the seaside.
    • Did you go to the seaside?
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    • The students, who went abroad, will take an exam.
    • The students who went abroad will take an exam.
  • 7. Grammar and language levels
    • Fundamental interrelationship between levels
    • Examples of interrelationship / interdependence between grammar and phonology
    • Examples of interrelationship / interdependence between grammar and lexis
  • 8.
    • He was admired by Jane.
    • *He was fonded of by Jane.
    • (<BATSTONE, R. (1994) Grammar , OUP)
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    • *The bomb was exploding.
  • 9. Grammar and language levels
    • Fundamental interrelationship between levels
    • Examples of interrelationship / interdependence between grammar and phonology
    • Examples of interrelationship / interdependence between grammar and lexis
    • Examples of interrelationship/interdependence between grammar and discourse
  • 10.
    • She said she would come.
    • She said she will come.
    •  
    • The police arrested 100 demonstrators.
    • 100 demonstrators were arrested by the police.
    •  
    • A wave of protest hit the streets…
  • 11. Grammatical categories and word classes
    • Word classes
    • Grammatical categories
    • Group of words that behave in a similar way
    • Exercises
  • 12.
    • The people gathered round .
    • I bought a round of drinks.
    • You round your lips when speaking.
    • He has a round face.
    • We drove round France last week.
    • < KING, G. (2004) Good Grammar , Collins
  • 13.
    • And to close this session...
    • Some homework!