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LIN3090 - Syntax: Grammatical structure, typology and universals

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Dr Anna Margetts


Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)


This unit will cover the basic tools necessary for the study of syntax and will specifically focus on the linguistic analysis of the sentence in different languages. This study will be approached through the comparison of different systems of case marking, agreement, use of clitic pronouns, word order, topic-comment structure and other mechanisms that reveal the structure of the clause. Attention will be given to understanding basic concepts such as verb, transitive verb, passive subject and direct object and tense/aspect.


As of LIN2090 and in addition a deeper understanding of theoretical issues relating to the study of syntax.


Class participation and presentation: 20%
Written work: 80%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


A second-year sequence in Linguistics

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