In this course we will study the structure of Modern English within the framework of generative linguistics. We will examine a range of syntactic constructions in detail, with the (ultimate) aim of explaining their properties. In order to achieve this aim, the course introduces some key theoretical concepts and descriptive devices.
One hour lecture and one hour seminar per week.
A pass mark for Linguistics 2 or similar course.
Students know some important theoretical concepts and descriptive tools of generative linguistics.
Students are able to apply these in the analysis of syntactic constructions in Modern English.
- Andrew Radford (1997). Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction. Cambridge: CUP. (most recent edition).
One in-term written assignment (30%), final written examination (70%).
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English Department, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102c. Phone: 071 527 2144, or by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can register through U-twist before 15 July. After 15 July students can only register through the Departmental Office.
A Blackboard site will be available.