15EJEJ35 - Generative Syntax 1

Course specification
Course title Generative Syntax 1
Acronym 15EJEJ35
Study programme English language and literature
Type of study first degree undergraduate academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status
    Condition Oblik uslovljenosti
    The goal To provide an extensive introduction to the theoretical and substantive considerations on the language faculty that led Chomsky to develop this major line of inquiry inside the generative grammar framework; to provide the students with the methodological considerations and technical mechanisms necessary to both understand and carry out a minimalist analysis of syntactic structures.
    The outcome Students will have a knowledge of the basics of one the Minimalist Programme, an understanding of why the theory is structured as it is, and how it fits into a broader picture of language and mind; an ability to analyse simple sentences within the theory, and to follow and construct syntactic arguments, and an appreciation of the links between data and theory in syntax and linguistics generally.
    Contents of lectures Basic terms and concepts in generative linguistic theory. Morphosyntactic features. Constituency and thematic roles. Representing phrase structure. Functional categories.
    Contents of exercises Application of theoretical knowledge to the analysis of real language data. Class discussions.
    1. Adger, D. (2003). Core syntax: a minimalist approach. Cambridge: Cambridge Uiversity Press. (Original title)
    2. Carnie, A. (2002). Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Blackwell Publishing. (Original title)
    3. Chomsky, N. (1955/1975). Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory . New York: Plenum Press. (Original title)
    4. Baker , M . (1997). ‘ Thematic Roles and Syntactic Structure ’. In L. Haegeman (ed.) , Elements of Grammar . 73 - 139. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 2
    Methods of teaching Lectures, Classroom disscussion, practice classes.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 10 Test paper 50
    Practical lessons Oral examination
    Colloquia 40
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