Syntax, Semantics, & Pragmatics

Purpose: The purpose of the assignment is to find answers from the readings and reflect on what youve read and learned for the week.

Directions: This week we are focusing on syntax, semantics and pragmatics pp. 85 103. Read through the readings and answer the following six questions. You do not need to copy the questions. You can just answer them with the correct question number. There are specific points allocated for each question.

1. Identify if the following phrases a & b is a Noun Phrase (NP), Verb Phrase (VP), Adverb Phrase (AP) or Prepositional Phrase (PP). (0.5)

 (a) eat a hamburger

(b)  in the house

2. Explain syntax in your own words. (0.5)

3. What is denotation and connotation? Give an example. (0.5)

4. Give an example of homophony. (0.5)

Questions 5 & 6 are not right or wrong answers but questions that enable you to share what you learned.

5. Search the internet to find out about language varieties and dialects that describe dialects of American English or other languages. Give a description of what you found. (1)

6. Describe ways for teaching ELs how to perform the function in English. (1)