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Syntax - LING220

The unit introduces students to Chomsky's theory of Universal Grammar as the basis for the structure of all languages. The focus is to investigate the structure of English sentences using the scientific method, but data from other languages is also introduced. The unit covers parts of speech, tests for dividing sentences into phrases, drawing 'tree' structures for sentences, the structural relations within sentences, and movement transformations.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Iain Giblin

LING110 or LING111 Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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