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Course ID:LING 3160W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Generative Syntax
The investigation of English syntax and the development of a theory of generative transformational grammar began in Generative Syntax. Course expands the range of constructions covered (now including Wh-questions and relative clauses) and focuses on a universal phrase structure system called X-bar Theory rather than language-specific rules.
Athena Title:Advanced Generative Syntax
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in LING 3160
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:LING 3150 or LING 3150W
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)