Foundations of Syntax
(Mondattani alapozó) in autumn 2017
, Mon 10:00–10:45
lecture, 15 h/term; weak prereq: BBN-FLN-101
description & set texts
This course is the first part of three-part syntax programme: Foundations, the first course, is followed by Syntax, and the third course is Advanced Syntax.
In this Foundations ... course we will be examining the morphological and distributional properties of English word classes, the methods and tests of how to distinguish between the word categories. The course will be based on the findings and data of traditional descriptive grammars.
You are also kindly requested to participate in the lecture courses, which will facilitate your understanding of a fairly difficult subject.
The set text consists in chapters from various descriptive English grammars, available in electronic format on the SEAS homepage.
requirements & assessment
There will be a 100-item multiple choice, true/false test at the exam.