ENGLISH LINGUISTICS PROGRAM
|Course Code||İDB 317|
|Course Title||SYNTAX I|
|Instructor||Dr. Mustafa Aksan|
|Office Hours||Mon. 09.00-10.00|
|OBJECTIVE(S) OF THE COURSE|
|The main objective of course is to develop an understanding of language as a “natural object”. Language as “internalized” rather than “externalized” object; universal grammar, principles and parameters of universal grammar, the “units” of language and the organization and working of the rules, phrases and their internal structure.|
|1. Sep.17-18||Introduction to the course, basics of structure||Grammatical Competence|
|2. Sep.24-25||Goal of syntactic theory, grammatical competence, discovery of rules, constraints and universal grammar.||Radford Chp.1 Radford Part 2|
|3. Oct. 01-02||Grammar, acceptability, semantics vs. pragmatics||Chp.1.|
|4. Oct. 08-09||Structure, word and phrase level categories, distribution, testing the structure.||Chp.2.|
|5. Oct. 15-16||Holiday|
|6. Oct. 22-23||Phrase markers, internal structure of phrases.||Chp.3.|
|7. Oct. 30||Phrase markers, internal structure of phrases.||Chp.3.|
|8. Nov.05-06||Phrase markers, internal structure of phrases.cont||Chp.3.|
|10.Nov.19-20||Categories, c-command, constraints.||Chp.3.|
|11. Nov.26-27||Generating phrase markers, conflating categories.||Chp.3.|
|12. Dec. 03-04||Introduction to X-bar syntax||Chp.4.|
|13. Dec. 10-11||Noun phrases and internal organization of a noun phrase.||Chp.4.|
|14. Dec. 17-18||VP, AP, and PP, complements and adjuncts.||Chp.5.|
|15. Dec. 24-25||Review of the course||Constituency|
|Textbook(s)||Radford, A. 1988/1992. Transformational grammar. Cambridge: CUP.|
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