Undergraduate Course: Current Issues in Syntax (LASC10071)
|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||Detailed exploration of significant issues in current theoretical syntax.
This course will compare current syntactic theories with respect to their coverage of one or more major syntactic phenomena. Topics covered may include the relationship between syntax and the lexicon, unbounded dependencies, raising and control, or coordination. The course is a research-led seminar and precise topics covered are likely to change in response to the direction of discussions in class.
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.
Full year visiting and exchange students who wish to take this course should take Syntax: theory and practice in Semester 1. Students visiting for the second semester only should have taken an intermediate course in syntax, and seek permission of the instructor.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, 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%)
||Feedback will be given on participation in class discussions, essay abstracts, and/or class presentations, as appropriate.
|No Exam Information
| To be able to read current primary literature in syntax; to formulate and evaluate analyses of linguistic data in the light of theoretical proposals; to reason critically; to identify and solve problems; to independently formulate and test hypotheses; and to compare and evaluate competing hypotheses and theories.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Robert Truswell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5511
|Course secretary||Ms Susan Hermiston
Tel: (0131 6)50 3440