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LING214 Syntax

An introduction to modern analytic and argumentative techniques for investigating syntactic phenomena in human language. The main language of exemplification will be English, although data from other languages will be discussed as appropriate.

Paper title Syntax
Paper code LING214
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
LING 111
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for students who have taken a basic paper in linguistics or who have studied a foreign language(s) at the secondary or tertiary level.
Contact
jaejung.song@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Jae Jung Song
Paper Structure
  1. Constituency, Categories and Grammatical Relations (Revisited)
  2. Grammatical-Relation-Changing Operations (eg Passive)
  3. Dummy Subject
  4. Raising
  5. Reflexives
  6. Reflexives and Raising
  7. Anaphoric Pronouns
  8. Control
  9. Control vs Raising
  10. Relative Clauses
Teaching Arrangements
13 lectures and 6 tutorials
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will learn:
  • To identify syntactic regularities
  • To provide analyses of observed phenomena
  • To construct arguments that motivate analysis
  • To justify theoretical assumptions and constructs
  • To evaluate competing analyses.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Monday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22

An introduction to modern analytic and argumentative techniques for investigating syntactic phenomena in human language. The main language of exemplification will be English, although data from other languages will be discussed as appropriate.

An introduction to modern analytic and argumentative techniques for investigating syntactic phenomena in human language. The main language of exemplification will be English, although data from other languages will be discussed as appropriate.

Paper title Syntax
Paper code LING214
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
LING 111
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for students who have taken a basic paper in linguistics or who have studied a foreign language(s) at the secondary or tertiary level.
Contact
Dr Simon Overall
Teaching staff
Dr Simon Overall
Paper Structure
  1. Constituency, Categories and Grammatical Relations (Revisited)
  2. Grammatical-Relation-Changing Operations (eg Passive)
  3. Dummy Subject
  4. Raising
  5. Reflexives
  6. Reflexives and Raising
  7. Anaphoric Pronouns
  8. Control
  9. Control vs Raising
  10. Relative Clauses
Teaching Arrangements
13 lectures and 6 tutorials
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will learn:
  • To identify syntactic regularities
  • To provide analyses of observed phenomena
  • To construct arguments that motivate analysis
  • To justify theoretical assumptions and constructs
  • To evaluate competing analyses.

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Monday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 15-17, 19-21