Summer 2021 - LING 322 D100

Syntax (3)

Class Number: 1212

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    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:

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 DELIVERY: Blended (live online interaction will take place one hour per week, a total of 13 hours)

DAYS AND TIMES OF LIVE ONLINE INTERACTION: Wed. 10:30 - 11:20 AM (PST)

TEACHING MODULES: 2-3 hours of pre-recorded lecture with slides, a chapter of reading from the textbook, assignment questions.

MODE OF MAJOR EXAMS: Take-home

Grading

  • Class participation 5%
  • Assignment presentation 15%
  • Exam 1 20%
  • Exam 2 20%
  • Exam 3 20%
  • Exam 4 20%

NOTES:

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.


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.


All seats are reserved for students in an approved Linguistics or Cognitive Science program as follows: 75% for Majors and 25% for Extended Minor, Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science, and Post-Baccalaureate(LING) Diploma students. This reserve remains in effect until March 28, 2021. After this date, any unfilled reserved spaces will become available to any approved LING/COGS program student meeting the prerequisite(s).

This course has an auto waitlist until the end of the first week of classes, students will be added in priority order. The Department will remove non-program students on the waitlist without any notification during the initial 3 week registration release.

REQUIREMENTS:


TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED
: Laptop/desktop/tablet, Internet

PLATFORMS USED: Canvas, Zoom

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Andrew Carnie. 2013. Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Third edition. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
ISBN: 978-0-470-65531-3

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 SUMMER 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  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).