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.
In 2017-18 we will be focussing on synchronic syntactic variation and diachronic syntactic change, focussing on a small number of case studies that have featured in recent / current literature.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, 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 Caroline Heycock
Tel: (0131 6)51 1999
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188