102年第2學期-0172 英文句法學 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 35人,已有36人選讀,尚餘名額-1人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Homework 20
Mid-term exam. 30
Final Exam. 30
Attendance 20 If you miss more than three sessions, your total attendance grade

授課教師

江丕賢

教育目標

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;

課程概述

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).

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.

_______ (1988). Transformational Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press.

_______ (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.