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English Language/Literature: Methods of Language Analysis – Grammatical Analysis/Parsing – Analysing English Clauses: SV, SVO or SVC? With Dr Natalia Kampakli From University of Reading

21st September 2022 @ 09:10 - 10:10

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In this English Language/Literature session, Dr Natalia Kampakli, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics from University of Reading, will run an interactive skills and insight workshop for students on Grammatical Analysis/Parsing – Analysing English Clauses: SV, SVO or SVC?

This 1-hour session will introduce students to the simple clause structures of English and to a system of parsing useful for the syntactic analysis of clauses.

We will start by identifying word classes before moving on to defining the main elements of clauses, such as the Subject, Verb, Object and Subject Complement.

We will then work together on analysing the kinds of phrases which express these clause elements in different activities.

The session will develop skills and approaches to support students in their English Language/Literature studies.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Natalia Kampakli


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, English Language/Literature and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance, with respect to challenges they may face or questions they have. Students can also think about questions they have about studying English Language/Literature at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


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21st September 2022
09:10 - 10:10
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