102年第2學期-0172 英文句法學 課程資訊
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By the end of the semester, students should:
1. have a grounding in contemporary work in English syntax;
2. be familiar with the grammatical structure of English;
3. be able to analyse samples of relevant data for themselves;
4. appreciate the relation between linguistic theory and data;
5. be confident enough to tackle courses (e.g. Applied linguistics, language acquisition, and psycholinguistics) which
presuppose some background in syntax;
This module provides an introduction to recent work in English syntax. Its focus is the minimalist theory developed by Chomsky over the past fifteen years. It should be viewed as an extended segment of linguistics for those who have taken Introduction to Linguistics and/or for those who are preparing themselves for postgraduate entrance examinations with a special focus on linguistics or TESOL. The module will cover the following topics: 1. Grammar (What is grammar?); 2. Categories (lexical and functional Categories); 3. Structure (the formation of English sentences); 4. Principles and Parameters (similarities and differences in language design); 5. Empty Categories (zero subjects and complements); 6. Head Movement (syntactic movements of various categories); and 7. Subjects (subjects, predicate, and case).
Office HourLAN 101-15 Tuesday 14:10-16:00
Radford, A. (1997). Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Chomsky, N. (1995). The Minimalist Program. Cambridge Mass: MIT Press
Ouhalla, J. (1991) Functional Categories and Parametric Variation. London:
Radford, A. (1981). Transformational Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University
_______ (1988). Transformational Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University
_______ (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.