Units of Study

LNGS2602 - Syntax

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jason Clift Johnston

Description

Syntax deals with how we combine words into phrases, clauses and sentences and how we understand these combinations. Syntax is almost purely internal to language and plays a major role in organising the language system. We look at syntactic concepts in English, languages of Europe and Asia, and those of small traditional communities around the world. Using a problem solving approach, we develop explicit models to describe syntactic phenomena that allow generalisations leading to testable predictions about possible structures.

Assessments

5x2500wd problem sets (60%), 1x2hr (2000wd equivalent) problem based exam (40%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr workshop/week

Prerequisites

LNGS1001 or LNGS1005 or LNGS1004

Prohibitions

LNGS2002

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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