The Structure of Language

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LTX030M10
Vaknaam The Structure of Language
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b en semester II a
ECTS 10
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam The Structure of Language
Leerdoelen 1.1 specialist/advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts and theories in the field of theoretical linguistics.
1.2 the ability to make connections between theory/analysis and empiricism in the field of theoretical linguistics.
1.3 knowledge of recent developments in the field theoretical linguistics.
1.4 experience with the methods and techniques used to conduct research in the field of theoretical linguistics.
1.5 the ability to independently develop new ideas for research in the field of theoretical linguistics.
2.1 the ability to combine information from different sources and subdisciplines and distil relevant problems and questions in the field of theoretical linguistics.
2.2 the ability to analyse complex linguistic data from a theoretical perspective, and formulate an argument for or against certain hypotheses.
2.3 the ability to conduct independent research in the field of theoretical linguistics.
3.1 the ability to critically assess and compare existing linguistic analyses in the field of theoretical linguistics.
3.2 the ability to understand the nature of a problem in the field of theoretical linguistics, and reflect on the right approach to finding a solution.
3.3 the ability to evaluate the soundness of research in the field of theoretical linguistics in terms of the methodology used.
4.1 the ability to report orally and in writing on ideas and research in the field of linguistics in accordance with the correct register (formal, informal, specialist).
5.1 the ability to study independently with an eye to further academic development upon completion of the degree programme.
5.2 the ability to acquire new knowledge in the field of theoretical linguistics, and independently find the relevant academic literature.
5.3 the ability to follow developments within the field of theoretical linguistics, and constantly revise their knowledge and understanding and develop new skills accordingly.
Omschrijving This is a seminar in theoretical syntax. We want to understand the nature of the syntactic structure of natural languages, and explain its features in terms of the properties of the human language faculty. The theoretical framework is that of current generative linguistics, also known as the minimalist program. We use reading material from journals, conference proceedings, monographs and thematic collections of articles, to get a feel of the issues being debated currently, and to benefit from the wealth of empirical data presented and analysed in these sources. Students are encouraged to participate actively by participating in discussions and will get a taste of doing syntactic research by finding regularities and patterns in the data and relating these findings to predictions and expectations derived from current syntactic theory.
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Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. C.J.W. Zwart
Docent(en) prof. dr. C.J.W. Zwart
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Taalwetenschappen  (Europese Taalkunde - specialisatie: The Human Language System) 1 semester I b en semester II a verplicht
ReMa Taalwetenschappen / Linguistics  (ReMa Language and Cognition) 1 semester I b en semester II a keuze