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Module code:PLING222 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Current Issues in Syntax
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:Intermediate-level syntax 
Module outline:This course deals with one specific topic in current syntactic research, or with a few closely related topics. Since the material covered is closely associated with the lecturer's own research, the content of the course may change from year to year. However, the course will always involve the reading of recent research papers, class presentations by students, the writing of an individual research project, and of an essay that reports on the outcomes of that project.  
Module aims:The aims of the course are: - To familiarize students with one or more problems at the forefront of current syntactic theorizing. - To train students in reading and evaluation primary literature. - To train students in presenting material before a group of their peers. - To train students in designing research projects. - To train students in carrying out syntactic research.  
Module objectives:Intended learning outcomes: - Knowledge of (some) current linguistic theories. - Ability to read, understand and evaluate primary literature in the relevant area. - Ability to present material before a group. - Ability to design research projects. - Ability to carry out and write up syntactic research. 
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Essay (3,000 words) 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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Last updated:2017-03-03 06:44:45 by uclysda