Techniques for describing and analysing the morphosyntactic structures of words and sentences. Examination of both the diversity and the underlying similarities amongst languages of the world.
An overview of recent morphological and syntactic research, based on data from a wide range of languages. Students will learn to understand the unity and diversity of the world's languages. No previous knowledge of languages other than English is required.
|Paper title||Morphosyntax: Diversity and Unity|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- One 200-level LING paper
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Dr Simon Overall
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Simon Overall
- Paper Structure
Taught through lectures, tutorials, student presentations and hands-on analysis of data.
Readings will be assigned and will be available through the library.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will:
- Acquire concepts and terminology for linguistic typology
- Develop a sound understanding of theoretical issues in linguistic typology
- Develop advanced skills of analysis, argumentation and evaluation in typological analysis
- Appreciate the unity and diversity of human language.