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Module code:PLING221(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Intermediate Generative Grammar A
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Sam Steddy
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Module prerequisites:Introductory-level syntax classes. 
Module outline:This course offers an intermediate-level introduction to the issue of locality in generative syntax. 
Module aims:In this course we will take a look at phenomena that have been described in terms of locality in generative syntax. We will give an overview of the central phenomena and generalizations that have shaped the debate. We will discuss different theoretical approaches to the problem. Part of the course will be taken up by doing close readings of selected papers. 
Module objectives:To introduce the students to the study of locality, one of the central areas of syntactic theorizing. To give an overview of the ideas that have shaped the study of locality since the 1960s. To enable students to read and understand primary literature on the topic of locality. To enable students to do a close critical reading of research papers, a skill necessary to enable them to write the long essay. 
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Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 100.00%. 
Notes:available as an option module (numbers permitting); UCL students can register on Portico, intercollegiate students should contact  
Taking this module as an option?:Available as an option module 
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