Fall 2021 - LING 322 D100

Syntax (3)

Class Number: 1670

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 5018, Burnaby

    We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    AQ 3154, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

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

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introduces theories of sentence structure.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course introduces the major issues in syntactic theory within the generative framework along the lines of Principles and Parameters, and Minimalism.  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, motivation 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 also from many different languages.

Grading

  • Class participation 5%
  • Assignment presentation 15%
  • In-class exam 1 25%
  • In-class exam 2 35%
  • In-class exam 3 20%
  • No Final Exam
  • Assignments and exams will include problems that require you to account for various syntactic phenomena from different languages. They will have a substantial writing component and will be evaluated based on the correctness of your analysis and coherence of your argumentation.

NOTES:

Enrollment restrictions in LING 300 and 400 level courses: 70-75% of the seats are reserved for declared LING/COGS Major, Joint Major, and Honours program student and 25-30% for Extended Minor program students only until open enrollment begins on July 26, 2021.

It is strongly recommended that you see the Student Advisor regarding your degree requirements at least two semesters before you plan to graduate.  Unless you meet both faculty and major/minor requirements, your graduation cannot be approved.

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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Andrew Carnie. 2021. Syntax:  A Generative Introduction, Fourth edition. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. 

 


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.

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.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.