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LING 3160W

Advanced Generative Syntax (Writing Intensive)
Credit Hours:
3

The investigation of English syntax and the development of a theory of generative transformational grammar begun in Generative Syntax. This 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.

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.

Not open to students with credit in LING 3160

Prerequisites:
LING 3150 OR LING 3150W
Semester Offered:
Irregularly
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