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Syntax: Grammatical Structure, Typology and Universals (6 points)


Leader: Anna Margetts

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will cover the basic tools necessary for the study of syntax and will specifically focus on the linguistic analysis of the sentence in different languages. This study will be approached through the comparison of different systems of case marking, agreement, use of clitic pronouns, word order, topic-comment structure and other mechanisms that reveal the structure of the clause. Attention will be given to understanding basic concepts such as verb, transitive verb, passive subject and direct object and tense/aspect.

Assessment: Written research assignment (2,750 words): 50% + Class test (equivalent 1,500 words): 40% + Class participation (equivalent 250 words): 10%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Linguistics (12 points)

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