Postgraduate Course: Current Issues in Syntax (MSc) (LASC11104)
|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||Detailed examination of significant issues in current theoretical syntax.
This course will look at relative clauses, and the syntactic factors underlying the development of the typological rare type found in English.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Project work (approximately 4,000 words) on an approved topic (100%)
||Students will give presentations in class and will receive feedback as appropriate. Events cannot be scheduled given the research-led nature of the course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- read current primary literature in syntax
- formulate and evaluate analyses of linguistic data in the light of theoretical proposals
- reason critically and identify and solve problems
- independently formulate and test hypotheses
- compare and evaluate competing hypotheses and theories
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Nikolas Gisborne
Tel: (0131 6)50 3600
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
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