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Current Issues in Syntax (PLIN0023)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Brain Sciences
Teaching department
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
This is an advanced level syntax module and requires students to have completed introductory and intermediate level syntax modules.

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

This module explores a current analysis of one or more specific topics in syntactic theory. Examples from previous years are the encoding of grammatical dependencies, the mapping between syntax and information structure, and the relation between syntax and morphology. The module develops a specific proposal and discusses some of its advantages and disadvantages. Students are pointed to alternative views in the literature and asked to make an explicit comparison in the essay they submit for the module.

The main module objectives are:

  • To enable students to understand current issues in syntactic theory.
  • To enable students to evaluate conflicting proposals critically.
  • To enable them to adjust existing proposals in the light of new data and to test their adjustments. 

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
100% 1 essay
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
7
Module leader
Who to contact for more information
pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 6)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
100% Essay
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
9
Module leader
Who to contact for more information
pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.