SEL8116 : Syntactic Analysis
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Anders Holmberg
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To give postgraduate students a firm foundation in the basics of modern, generative syntactic theory and syntactic analysis. Special attention is paid to the syntax of English, though the syntax of other languages will be frequently discussed. This allows students to see the comparative dimension in the formation and testing of syntactic hypotheses.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Foundational issues
2. Syntactic constituenthood
3. Some basic linguistic relations
4. Introducing X' theory
5. Extending X' theory
6. The verb movement parameter
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||78:00||78:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||11||1:00||11:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||1:00||11:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The Lectures summarise the material presented in the module text, and add supplementary material from primary literature.
The weekly seminar/practical allows the student to practice syntactic analysis and receive feedback on their efforts.
The teaching focus will be on helping students learn to solve syntactic problems and analyze previously unseen sentences by the fluent manipulation of syntactic trees.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
To test students’ analytical skill in an unseen context.