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Module Code: ENG116
Module Title: Syntax
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: English
Pre-requisites: N/A
The main aims of the module are:

• to introduce students to syntactic theories/approaches including Generative Grammar and Cognitive Grammar

• to equip students with methods for analysing phrase, clause and sentence structure

• to apply methods of description and analysis to language at syntactic level.

Learning outcomes 
A Demonstrate knowledge of key aspects of syntactic theories and approaches to language

B Demonstrate an ability to analyse language at phrasal, clausal and sentential levels

C Use Syntactic Theories/Approaches to account for language data

D Demonstrate an ability to analyse language from different approaches such as Generative Grammar and Cognitive Grammar

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components: Lectures and Tutorials//workshops.
Topics will typically include:

• Generative Grammar

• Cognitive Grammar

• Parts of speech

• Constituent, Trees and Rules

• Structure Relations

• Binding Theory

• X-bar Theory

• Movement

• Lexicon and Syntax

• Base, Profile, Construal and Perspective

• Categorization, Construction and Composition

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    13      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Test 1 15.00
2 Test 2 15.00
3 Final Exam 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/14/2019 4:32:54 PM