Syntax

Course Information
TitleΣύνταξη / Syntax
CodeΓλ 525
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600016481

Programme of Study: PMS THEŌRĪTIKĪS KAI EFARMOSMENĪS GLŌSSOLOGIAS

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GlōssologíaElective CoursesWinter/Spring-10

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
600132946
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should: -have an understanding of the basic concepts in the formal analysis of syntactic data -be able to use the theoretical tools provided by a particular syntactic framework (the Principles and Parameters approach) in order to analyse data from a variety of languages -be able to test hypotheses and argue adequately for theoretical explanations.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course provides an introduction to syntactic theory, with the aim of enabling students to analyse language data in the framework of the Principles and Parameters approach and its recent developments i.e. the Minimialist Programme. In particular, the course will cover the following topics: - The scientific study of language, the arcitecture of the system; - Constituency, X' theory; - Argument structure, theta-theory; - Case, Binding; - Movement: A'-movement, A-movement, head movement; - Minimalist syntax: Merge. Bare Phrase Structure; - Interpretable and uninterpretable features and the operation Agree.
Keywords
Principlesand parameters, Minimalist Programme
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.4
Reading Assigment782.8
Project501.8
Exams1083.9
Total27510
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Adger, David. 2003. Core Syntax. Oxford: OUP. Boeckx, Cedric. 2006. Linguistic Minimalism: Origins, Concepts, Methods and Aims. Oxford: OUP. Carnie, Andrew. 2011. Modern Syntax: A Coursebook. Cambridge: CUP. Chomsky, Noam. 1995. The Minimalist Program. Cambridge Mass.: MIT Press. Haegeman, L. 2006. Thinking Syntactically. A Guide to Argumentation and Analysis. Oxford: Blackwell. Ouhalla, Jamal. 1999. Introducing Transformational Grammar: From Principles and Parameters to Minimalism. London: Arnold. Sportiche, Dominique, Hilda Koopman & Edward Stabler. 2014. An Introduction to Syntactic Analysis and Theory. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Last Update
30-11-2018