Syntax 1 or equivalent
The course aims to familiarize students with the fundamental model of generative syntax, (re)-examining all the modules of grammar (from X-bar theory, binding to theory of movement). At the same time, we emphasize argumentation: what constitutes evidence for a certain hypothesis, and what constitutes an analysis. We discuss language-particular and cross-linguistic evidence to the modules of grammar, as well as theory-internal considerations.
Students acquire fundamental knowledge of generative syntax.
Students get acquainted with the essentials of argumentation.
The timetable is available on the website of the Linguistics bachelor
Mode of instruction
Total course load of 5 x 28 hours= 140 hours
Study of compulsory literature: 30
Preparation exam: 22
Written examination with short open questions
60% final exam
Students who do not pass the course, can take a resit examination for all parts at once.
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
Blackboard will be used for:
Homeworks, and lecture notes will be posted on Blackboard.
The schedule of the course will be posted on Blackboard.
Textbook: An introduction to syntactic analysis and theory, by Dominique Sportiche, Hilda Koopman and Edward Stabler, published by Blackwell 2014. (Mainly from Chapter 6 onwards)
And selected articles from journals.
The designated chapters for each lecture should be studied before the lecture.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
E-mailaddress Education Administration Office van Wijkplaats: email@example.com
Coordinator of Studies: Else van Dijk
Teacher: Dr. G. Günes