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Dhanis Jaganauth



L20B: Syntactic Theory (2006 -2007 Semester 1)
Course Descriptionn:

This course is an introduction to generative grammar, which is one of the currently dominant approaches to analysing the syntax of a language. At the end of the course, you should have acquired the basic knowledge and skills necessary for doing syntactic analysis using this approach and should also be able to apply what you have learnt to solving syntactic problems not only in English but in other languages as well. As you learn about this approach, you will also be learning about some of the basic concepts in syntax, regardless of the approach chosen.

Course Evaluation:

i) One in-course test: Week 7: 20%
ii) One essay, due Week 9: 20%
ii) A two-hour final examination: 60%

Reading List

Carnie, Andrew. 2002. Syntax: A generative introduction. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. (Chapters 1-7)

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