Ling 422---Introduction to Grammatical Analysis
- Instructor: Hsiu-chuan Liao
- Time: Monday/Wednesday 3:30–4:45PM
- Place: Moore 119
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Office: Moore 583
- Office Phone: 956-3244
- Office Hours: Monday 2:00–3:00PM, Wednesday 2:00–3:00PM, and by appointment.
- COURSE DESCRIPTION:
- The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the basic
concepts and phenomena of syntactic analysis. We will begin by considering
the basic tools of syntactic analysis (i.e., syntactic categories, thematic
roles, and grammatical relations). We will then use these tools to
analyze a variety of syntactic phenomena, including case, agreement, voice
(passivization, antipassivization, etc.), causativization, relativization,
question formation, noun incorporation, possessor ascension, etc. Data
will be drawn from a variety of languages, with a focus on languages of Asia
and the Pacific.
- PREREQUISITES: Ling 320 or consent of the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Timely completion of homework assignments 15%
- First examination (October 1)
- Second examination (November 5)
- Third examination (December 17)
- Short research paper* (due December 11) 15%
- *The research paper assignment involves creating a new ‘syntax file’
on a phenomenon of your choice in a language or languages of your choice.
You will have a better idea of what the assignment involves once you have
had a chance to examine the Syntax Files (see below).
GRADING POLICY: An ‘A’ really means
‘excellent’—90% or better for the overall course.
- Make-up exams will be given and deadlines extended only in documented
cases of illness or crisis.
- The course grade is based entirely on how well the above requirements
are fulfilled; no second chances or alternative work can be given.
- Students are responsible for material and information covered in
classes that they miss.
- The Syntax Files: available as a reading packet from Professional
Image at 2633 South King St. (Ph. 973-6599). These will be used in
class on a daily basis; please bring your copy with you to each class.
FALL 2003 SEMESTER CALENDAR:
- Week 2 9/01/03 (Monday)
Holiday: Labor Day
- Week 6 10/01/03 (Wednesday)
First examination (3:30–4:45PM)
- Week 10 10/27/03 (Monday)
Topic of the research paper due
- Week 11 11/05/03 (Wednesday) Second
- Week 16 12/11/03 (Thursday)
Research paper due (at 4:00PM)
- Week 17 12/17/03 (Wednesday) Third