LING217-12S1 (C) Semester One 2012


15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
20 Feb 2012 - 24 Jun 2012


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.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

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

Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Monday 4:00pm-6:00pm Erskine 446 20 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Thursday 10:00am-11:00am Kirkwood KE06 20 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun

Course Coordinator

Heidi Quinn


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Syntax Journal 10%
Class Participation 20%
Test 30%
Written Assignment 40%


Required Texts

Carnie, Andrew; Syntax: a generative introduction; 2nd edition; Malden,MA: Blackwell, 2007.

Indicative Fees

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.

All LING217 Occurrences

  • LING217-12S1 (C) Semester One 2012