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Intermediate Generative Grammar: Locality (PLIN0024)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Brain Sciences
Teaching department
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
This is an intermediate level syntax module and prior to taking this module, you should have taken an introductory level module, e.g. PLIN0004.

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

This is an intermediate level module in generative grammar with a special emphasis on theories treating displacement and islands. It will introduce students to constraints on syntactic movement (filler-gap dependencies) and to the leading theories of these constraints. Teaching takes the form of weekly lectures and backups.

The main module objectives are:

  • To give an overview of some of the most important empirical discoveries and theoretical debates in the study of syntax of the last 50 years.
  • To enable students to read and understand primary literature.
  • To enable students to do a close critical reading and write a review of research papers.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

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

Teaching and assessment

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

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
11
Module leader
Dr Klaus Abels
Who to contact for more information
pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 5)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
10% Abstract
40% Presentation
50% Final Coursework
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
10
Module leader
Dr Klaus Abels
Who to contact for more information
pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

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