Fall 2023 - LING 322 B100
Class Number: 2684
Delivery Method: Blended
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
1 778 782-5507
Office: RCB 9215
Prerequisites:LING 282W; or LING 222 and any lower division W course.
Introduces theories of sentence structure.
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.
MODE OF INSTRUCTION/ DELIVERY: Blended (In-person tutorials, Pre-recorded lectures)
PLATFORM USED: Whiteboard in classroom, PDF slides and movie files on Canvas
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Laptop/desktop/tablet, Internet
- Class participation 5%
- Assignment presentation 15%
- Quiz 1 20%
- Quiz 2 20%
- Quiz 3 20%
- Quiz 4 20%
- No final exam
Andrew Carnie. 2021. Syntax: A Generative Introduction, Fourth edition. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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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.
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.