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- Year 3
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Prerequisites152900032: Intermediate Syntax
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
Learning outcomes for the course include: a knowledge of the motivation for the basic architecture of LFG; practical ability in LFG analysis; an ability to apply advanced syntactic analysis to a range of languages; some familiarity with syntactic theories with different architectural or analytical assumptions.
WorkloadTotal of 10 weeks teaching with 2 hours per week classroom contact.
Scope and syllabus
The course focuses on the investigation of a selected set of problems within a major contemporary framework, Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG). The purpose of this study will be to highlight the defining assumptions of the framework, and illuminate the way in which it approaches these problems, with a view to providing a viable theory of syntax appropriate for the typologically rich variety found in the world's languages. Comparisons will be made with competing frameworks, and alternative analyses will be considered.