Toros University

Department of Translation and Interpretation

Year 2020-2021
Semester Spring
Course Code MTB 106
Course Title Meaning and Function
Instructor Prof. Dr. S. Yeşim Aksan
The aim of this course is to enable the students to describe the relation between morphological and syntactic forms of English and Turkish and their corresponding meanings and functions.
02.03.2021 Aims of the course; clause grammar: subordination, coordination, ellipsis Biber, Conrad, Leech,cg1
09.03.2021 Clause grammar: Subject-verb concord; negation BCL;concordBCL; negation
16.03.2021 Clause grammar: Independent; dependent clauses BCL; independent/ BCL; dependent
23.03.2021 Clause grammar: Exercises BCL, cg-exercises
30.03.2021 Complex noun phrase: Types of noun modification; premodification BCL, complex NP-unit 9
06.04.2021 Complex NP: RC, other post modifiers
13.04.2021 Complex NP: Noun complement clauses Complex NP-exercises

CB, more exercises 

20.04.2021 Midterm exam

Verb and adjective complement clause: Types and position of CC/ That-clause

Unit 10: BCL-verb-adj-cl
29.04.2021 Verb and adjective complement clause Verb-adjective-exercises
04.05.2021 Verb and adjective complement clause

Assignments for 30.05.2021

Conrad&Biber Unit VIII;
11.05.2021 Word order choices Unit 12: BCL-word-order-choices
18.05.2021 Word order choices
25.05.2021 Word order choices Word order-Exercises
01.06.2021 Review
08.06.2021 Review of Exercises NEW: Verb-adj exercises-highlighted

Comparison table

MTB 106 Resit Exam        Click here to download your resit exam

MTB 106 Final Exam     Click here to download the final paper

MTB 106 Midterm Exam Click here to download your midterm paper.


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Textbook(s) Biber, D., S. Conrad, G.Leech 2002. Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. London: Longman.

Conrad, S., D. Biber 2009. Real Grammar. London: Longman.

Göksel, A. , C. Kerslake 2011. Turkish: An essential grammar. London: Longman.

Supplementary Reading(s) Crystal, D. 2002. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Second Edition. Cambridge: CUP.
Mid-Term  40      40
Final 60     60


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