100年第2學期-4065 簡化語句學 課程資訊
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|one written assignment||50|
|participation and homework||25|
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;
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.
Office HourTuesday 14:10-16:00 LAN
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Radford, A. (2004). English Syntax: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge
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.
Journal of East Asian Linguistics
Natural Language and Linguistic Theory