LING217-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Grammatical structure

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024

Description

This course introduces grammatical structures ranging from clauses to sentences to paragraphs. These layers of structure are essential parts of how languages encode meaning. The goal of the course is to understand both the range of syntactic structures that are found in language as well as the ways in which these structures express meaning.

This course introduces grammatical structures in syntax (phrases, clauses, and sentences). This type
of structure is an essential part of how languages encode meaning. The goal of the course is to
understand both the range of structures that are found in language and how they are used to expressmeaning. 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 syntactic patterns in language data
 Apply methods of syntactic analysis to samples of real-world language use
 Identify and categorize 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.

Prerequisites

Any 15 points at any level from LING.

Restrictions

LING201, LING206, LING211

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 244
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 101
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Online A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Online Delivery
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Jonathan Dunn

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Quizzes 20%
Discussion Forums 20%
Mid-term Project 25%
Final Project 35%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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

  • LING217-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • LING217-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)