UCL Module Catalogue


Interfaces in Syntax (PLIN0053)

Key information

Faculty of Brain Sciences
Teaching department
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Credit value

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


This course deals with one or more topics that involve the interface between the syntax and a syntax-external system. The latter could be the interpretive system, the phonology, or the parser. The exact contents of the course change from year to year, to reflect developments in the field and the lecturer's own research. However, the course will always involve the reading of recent research papers and class presentations by students.

The aims of the course are: - To familiarize students with one or more problems at the forefront of current research into syntactic interfaces. - 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 research on an interface issue.

Intended learning outcomes: - Knowledge of (some) current theories about interfaces. - 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 interface research.



Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Methods of assessment
100% Unseen two-hour written examination
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
Module leader
Professor Ad Neeleman
Who to contact for more information

Last updated

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