Fall 2020 - LING 322 D100

Syntax (3)

Class Number: 2473

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    LING 282W; or LING 222 and any lower division W course.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introduces theories of sentence structure.

COURSE DETAILS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course introduces the major issues in syntactic theory within the generative framework along the lines of Government & Binding theory  and Principles & Parameters theory. Topics to be covered include principles that govern the derivation of phrases and sentence structures, syntactic conditions on the interpretation of different types of noun phrases, motivations and constraints on movement, and locality conditions. The theoretical concepts introduced in this course will be employed in the analysis of empirical data drawn not only from English but from many different languages.

Course Topics:
Constituency, parts of speech, binding, case, raising, wh-movement and questions, locality constraints

Mode of instruction: Remote

Mode of delivery: Synchronous
Monday 10:30-12:20, Wednesday 10:30-11:20

Synchronous: Instruction takes place through live online lectures, some materials available on Canvas

Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:30 (or by appointment)

Mode of major exams: Monitored

Platform(s) used: Canvas

Tech required: Laptop, Internet, microphone

Grading

  • Homework Assignments 10%
  • Online Quizzes 15%
  • Online In-class Exam 1 20%
  • Online In-class Exam 2 35%
  • Online In-class Exam 3 20%

NOTES:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/standards.html.

Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca).

 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Carnie, Andrew 2007. Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Second edition; chapters provided on Canvas.


Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).