units

ATS3668

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitLinguistics
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Anna Margetts

Notes

Previously coded LIN3090

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

As of ATS2668 and in addition a deeper understanding of theoretical issues relating to the study of syntax.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

A second-year sequence in Linguistics