Units of Study

LNGS2602 - Syntax

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jason Clift Johnston
Phone: +61 2 9351 3655
Email: jason.johnston@sydney.edu.au

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

5x500wd problem sets (60%), 1x2hr 2000wd equivalent problem based exam (40%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

LNGS1001

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.

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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