Undergraduate Course: English Historical Syntax (LASC10017)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course explores properties of syntax and syntactic change in the history of English. (Some aspects of morphology may be included where relevant.) We will deal with selected changes and discuss different accounts, which will also introduce various approaches to syntactic change more generally. In addition, we will look at English historical syntax from a more practical perspective by collecting and analysing some data from electronic text corpora of Early and/or Late Modern English texts.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Linguistics/Language Sciences courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The formal assessment for this course consists of one essay of 3000-3500 words (100%).
|No Exam Information
| On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some important syntactic changes in the history of English, as well as of different accounts of these changes;
- relate these changes to models for the description of syntax and/or syntactic change, as appropriate;
- collect and analyse syntactic data from the Modern English period;
- extract data from electronic text corpora.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Linda Van Bergen
Tel: (0131 6)51 1998
|Course secretary||Miss Emma Nelson
Tel: (0131 6)50 9870