Syntax (LNGS2602)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

LNGS1001

Prohibitions

LNGS2002

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