100年第2學期-4065 簡化語句學 課程資訊

課程分享

選課分析

本課程名額為 12人,已有8人選讀,尚餘名額4人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
one in-class test 25
one written assignment 50
participation and homework 25

授課教師

江丕賢

教育目標

By the end of the course, students should have achieved the following objectives: be familiar with specific aspects and terminological issues such as the X-bar theory, the binding theory, the case checking theory, the principles-and-parameters theory, the last resort principle, the piped-piping structure, the logical-and-phonetic forms, the c-command condition, and movements, of the minimalist model of syntax and with the structure of a range of phrase and sentence types in English; be able to analyse specific phrase and sentence types of English and to account for using generative approach when ungrammatical sentences occur; and be equipped with a sufficient generative syntax grounding to enable participants to cope with other courses such as language acquisition, psycholinguistics which may presuppose some background in minimalist syntax;

課程概述

This module provides a step-by-step introduction to the minimalist theory of syntax developed by Chomsky over the past ten years. The course starts at a relatively elementary level by looking at grammar and categories of words. It gets cumulatively more complex when others topics are introduced, e.g. head movement, argument movement, etc. The module is designed to give participants an understanding of English sentence structure from a generative prospective, which in turn may help them understand why some sentences are grammatical and other are not from a different angle. It will also help participants understand and appreciate the relation between linguistic theory and data.

課程資訊

參考書目

Radford, A. (1997). Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.







Recommended Reading:

Chomsky, N. (1995). The Minimalist Program. Cambridge Mass: MIT Press

Ouhalla, J. (1991) Functional Categories and Parametric Variation. London:
Routledge.

Radford, A. (1981). Transformational Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press.

Radford, A. (1988). Transformational Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press.

Radford, A. (2004). English Syntax: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.

Radford, A., M. Atkinson, D. Britain, H. Clahsen, and A. Spencer (1999) Linguistics:
An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rosen, S.T. (1990) Argument Structure and Complex Predicates. New York: Garland.




Useful Journals
Journal of East Asian Linguistics
Language
Linguistic Inquiry
Natural Language and Linguistic Theory