Syntax (L-453)

Grammatical Analysis Part II (2 credit hours)

Along with Morphology, students are taught to discover and describe how words go together to form phrases and sentences. During this study, data from many languages is used to teach universal principles of sentence analysis. These principles apply in discovering and describing the sentence structure of any language on earth. Languages do not put words together randomly; each language has its own way of forming a string of words into phrases and sentences.

If a missionary is to preach and teach effectively, he must know what weapons are available in the arsenal of sentence structures for a given language. He can then employ these structures for the effective expression of his message, but without them, he is limited in his ability to express the truth of the gospel. The study of syntactical structure is crucial for a thorough understanding of any language.