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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Language Sciences

Undergraduate Course: Current Issues in Syntax (LASC10071)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryDetailed exploration of significant issues in current theoretical syntax.
Course description 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: LEL2A: Linguistic Theory and the Structure of English (LASC08017)
It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Syntactic Theory and English Syntax (LASC10065) OR Syntax: Theory and Practice (LASC10084)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Project work (approximately 4,000 words) on an approved topic (100%)
Feedback Feedback will be given on participation in class discussions, essay abstracts, and/or class presentations, as appropriate.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordssyntax,linguistics
Contacts
Course organiserDr Robert Truswell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5511
Email: Rob.Truswell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Susan Hermiston
Tel: (0131 6)50 3440
Email: Susan.Hermiston@ed.ac.uk
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