Undergraduate Course: Current Issues in Syntax (LASC10071)
|School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
|College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Available to all students
|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
|Visiting students should have completed at least 3 Linguistics/Language Sciences courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Full year visiting students who wish to take this course should take LASC10084 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 Course organiser.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
| 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
|Prof Caroline Heycock
Tel: (0131 6)51 1999
|Miss Chloe Anderson
Tel: (0131 6)50 9870