15SFSF065 - Generative Grammar

Course specification
Course title Generative Grammar
Acronym 15SFSF065
Study programme Serbian Philology: Serbian Language and Literature
Type of study first degree undergraduate academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
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    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 5.0 Status
      Condition Oblik uslovljenosti
      The goal To gain an understanding of the basic tenets of the generative approach and the models that have led to the Minimalist program; to master the basic terms and concepts in the field of generative grammar; to understand the link between data and theory in syntax and linguistics; to apply theoretical concepts to syntactic data in order to analyze data; to develop the ability in argumentation.
      The outcome Students understand the key terms and concepts of generative grammar, the structural relations in the sentence, the grammatical mechanisms in simple (declarative and interrogative) sentences. Students can use tree diagrams to analyze simple sentences; they have developed analytic skills to identify problems and offer solutions to them; they understand and can explain language phenomena.
      Contents of lectures Generative grammar: psychological implications, the relationship between language and mind. Universal grammar. Generative phonology from the beginnings to the present day. Generative syntax and semantics from the beginnings to the present day. Minimalist program.
      Contents of exercises Application of the theory to real language data. Class discussions.
      1. Chomsky, N. (2000). New horizons in the study of language and mind. Oxford: OUP . (Original title)
      2. Generative syntax and semantics
      3. Phonetics and/or phonology? A critical overview of 20th century phonological theories
      4. Progovac, Lj. (2005). A Syntax of Serbian . Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica. (Original title)
      5. Arsenijević, B., Halupka-Rešetar, S. (ur). 2016. Srpski jezik u savremenoj lingvističkoj teoriji . Niš: Univerzitet u Nišu. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      2 1
      Methods of teaching Lectures, classroom discussion, practice classes.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures Test paper
      Practical lessons Oral examination 50
      Seminars 50
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