Units of Study
LNGS2602 - Syntax
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Jason Clift Johnston
Phone: +61 2 9351 3655
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.
5x2500wd problem sets (60%), 1x2hr 2000wd equivalent problem based exam (40%)
2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr workshop/week
LNGS1001 or LNGS1005 or LNGS1004
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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