This course is the second of two introductory courses in linguistics. It addresses such questions as: how are words put together to form sentences? how is the form of words affected by their place in a sentence? what other kinds of grammatical information influence the shape and use of words in a sentence? how are sentences related to each other? how can sentences be combined to form larger sentences? how do separate sentences relate to each other when strung together? what do words mean? what do sentences mean? what is discourse meaning?

The focus of the course is on English, though other languages will be discussed as relevant.