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This course provides a general introduction to phrase structure and transformational generative grammar. Topics include the general principles of phrase structure, binding theory, X-bar theory of phrase structure, classic transformations, rules of abstract movement of words and phrases relating the underlying structure of sentences to their surface forms including head movement and Wh-movement.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
LING101 or LING111 or ENGL123 or ENGL112
LING201, LING206, LING211
Syntax: a generative introduction;
Malden,MA: Blackwell, 2007.
Domestic fee $619.00
International fee $2,688.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
School of Languages and Cultures.