The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
ELL361 : Advanced Syntax
Dr. Robyn Orfitelli
This module builds on the material covered in ELL 221 Syntax, focusing on both the universal and language-specific rules that govern syntactic structure in human language. The topics covered will expand our understanding of areas of structure that could not be explained in Syntax, including further instances of movement, a more nuanced understanding of verbal structure, and a greater emphasis on data from languages other than English.
- Two weekly lectures introduce students to new concepts and data related to course content.
- A weekly seminar provides a chance for students to practically apply course concepts in small groups.
- Independent study will involve preparation for lecture and seminar, as well as completion of the 5 course assignments.
- The assessments described above, particularly the 4 in-term assignments, are designed to help students deal with the cumulative nature of the course content.
- The foreign language assignment helps students apply course content to languages they do not speak natively, a necessary skill in Linguistic analysis. Although data from other languages will have been presented in prior courses, this analysis requires a higher level of independent work.
- The final exam serves to test the students’ overall mastery of course content.
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