Postgraduate Course: English grammar: a cognitive account (LASC11054)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Classes will provide an account of major topics in the grammar of English from a cognitive linguistics perspective. The topics addressed may vary from year to year, but are likely to include many of the following:
(Pseudo-)cleft and existential 'there' constructions; (non-)finiteness; clause complementation; prepositions and particles; the syntax of middles; auxiliaries; relative clauses; nouns and nominals.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 44,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will be assessed by means of one extended piece of written work of c.4000 words.
Additional exercises will be provided, but will not count towards the overall mark for the course.
Assignment Deadline: Thursday 3rd December 2015, 12 noon
Assignment Return Date: 15th January 2016
||One-on-one meetings with each student to plan and discuss coursework.
Comments provided on submitted assessments.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understand how Modern English grammar works
- prepare for more advanced work involving syntactic theories
- gain a basic grounding in aspects of Cognitive Grammar and Construction Grammar
|Hilpert, Martin. 2013. Construction Grammar and its Application to English. Edinburgh: EUP.|
Hoffmann, Thomas and Graeme Trousdale, eds. 2013. The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar. New York: OUP.
Barlow, Michael and Suzanne Kemmer (eds.) 2000. Usage-based models of language. Stanford: CSLI.
Croft, William. 2001. Radical Construction Grammar. Oxford: OUP.
Croft, William and D. Alan Cruse. 2004. Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge: CUP.
Evans, Vyvyan and Melanie Green. 2006. Cognitive Linguistics: an introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Goldberg, Adele E. 1995. Constructions: a Construction Grammar approach to argument structure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Goldberg, Adele E. 2006. Constructions
at work: the nature of generalization in language. Oxford: OUP.
Langacker, Ronald. 2008. Cognitive Grammar: an introduction. Oxford: OUP.
Taylor, John R. 2002. Cognitive Grammar. Oxford: OUP.
Ungerer, Friedrich and Hans-Jörg Schmid. 1996. An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics. London: Longman.
Traugott, Elizabeth Closs and Graeme Trousdale. 2013. Constructionalization and Construction Changes. Oxford: OUP.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Attend all lectures as scheduled
|Course organiser||Dr Graeme Trousdale
Tel: (0131 6)50 3599
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
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