- Faculty of Brain Sciences
- Teaching department
- Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
- Credit value
- This module presupposes PLIN0047 (Syntax I) or a comparable introduction to Generative Grammar.
Alternative credit options
There are no alternative credit options available for this module.
This module focuses on the syntax of Chinese, a language which has often been claimed to exhibit rather exotic properties. We evaluate some of these claims through extensive comparison with other well-studied languages, such as English and Dutch.
The module aims to provide students with a good overview of key topics in the syntax of Chinese, and to bring basic diagnostic tools to bear on the analysis of Chinese sentences. Students also practice with reading and presenting some primary linguistic literature.
By the end of this module students will have gained a good understanding of Chinese sentence structure. They will also have a good idea of the extent to which Chinese can be considered "different" from other well-studied languages. Students will have improved their ability to use basic diagnostic tools in the formulation and evaluation of linguistics hypotheses.
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% Written Exam
- Mark scheme
- Numeric Marks
- Number of students on module in previous year
- Module leader
- Dr Hans Van De Koot
- Who to contact for more information
This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.