Spring 2022 - LING 322 D100

Syntax (3)

Class Number: 2184

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    RCB 6125, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Nancy Hedberg
    hedberg@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-3554
    Office Hours: Regular office hours will be held over Zoom.
  • 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, motivations and constraints on movement, locality conditions; polysynthesis, incorporation and non-Cconfigurationality. 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.

This course will be blended in-person and asynchronous. Youtube lectures by the textbook author will be availably asynchronously for a minimum of one hour per week with linked Canvas practice exercises, along with other on-line support materials, and there will also be a two-hour in-person class each week dedicated to hands-on practice, presentation and discussion of solutions to challenge problems.

Grading

  • 13 Lecture/Reading Comprehension Exercises [Individual] At Home/Canvas 26%
  • 1 Challenge Problem Solution Presentation [Individual] In Person 4%
  • 11 Challenge Problem and Reading Discussion [Groups] In Person 33%
  • Short-Answer/Short Essay Exams [Individual] At Home/Canvas 37%

NOTES:

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/standards.html.

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

DEPARTMENTAL 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 Nov 29 2021.

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 with hidden or visible disabilities who 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) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Tech Required: Computer, Microphone (for office hours).

REQUIRED READING:

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


ISBN: 978-1-119-56931-2

Additional readings and on-line resources will be provided on Canvas. 


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 SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this 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 spring 2022 term.