LING217-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)

Grammatical structure

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

This course introduces grammatical structures in both morphology (words) and syntax (sentences). Both types of structure are essential parts of how languages encode meaning. The goal of the course is to understand both the range of structures that are found in language as well as how morphological and syntactic structure interacts.

This course introduces grammatical structures in both morphology (words) and syntax (sentences). Both types of structure are essential parts of how languages encode meaning. The goal of the course is to understand both the range of structures that are found in language as well as how morphological and syntactic structure interacts. The course introduces different empirical methods for uncovering grammatical structure: introspection, corpus data, and psycholinguistic experiments.

Learning Outcomes

  • Through their experiences with this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe morpho-syntactic patterns in language data
  • Apply methods of morpho-syntactic analysis to samples of real-world language use
  • Identify and categorize morpho-syntactic structures using evidence-based methods
  • Formulate an original linguistic analysis of an extended discourse
  • Defend their original analysis using evidence-based methods
    • 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.

Pre-requisites

Any 15 points at any level from LING.

Restrictions

LING201, LING206, LING211

Course Coordinator

Jonathan Dunn

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Discussion forum 20% weekly
Final Project 35% Due in exam period
Mid-term project 25% Week 7
Quizzes 20% weekly

Textbooks / Resources

Both textbooks are available from the UC library.

Course links

Library portal
The course outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).
LEARN To access the Learn page for the course, go to www.learn.canterbury.ac.nz, and log in with your usual UC username and password. You will see a menu of the courses you are enrolled in.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All LING217 Occurrences

  • LING217-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • LING217-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)