SEL8028 : Issues in Syntax (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Anders Holmberg
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
• To introduce the students to syntactic theory in the minimalist framework
• To examine a set of issues in the forefront of syntactic research.
• To develop the students’ understanding of syntactic theory to a level where the students can read and critically evaluate some primary literature in theoretical syntax.
• To prepare students for research in syntax.
Outline Of Syllabus
Weeks 1-7: Study of the literature on the set of given topics.
Weeks 8-12: Research and writing of a 5000 word paper on one of the topics. This work is supervised in topic-specific tutorials.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||64:00||64:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||24||1:00||24:00||Seminars and Tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||15||2:00||30:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|SEL3343||Syntactic puzzles and how to solve them|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
This module is designed to help postgraduates learn to read current syntactic literature and conduct independent syntactic research. For this reason, the majority of student time will be spent reading and discussing the primary literature (under my direction), both independently and in groups, and preparing an independent research project.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Case study||2||A||100||Research assignment based on topic of each student's choice. Approx. 5000 words.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessment is a scientific essay based on current literature in the field of syntax and some independent research on the student's part. This requires being able to read the literature and apply that knowledge to new research problems, which are the skills that the student should have by the end of the module.