Syntax (Mondattan) in autumn 2017
Szécsényi Krisztina, Mon 12:30–13:15, GvB, host: DELG (R301)
2-credit lecture, 15 h/term; weak prereq: BBN-ANG-151
description & set texts
The course deals with fundamental issues in the grammar and in particular the syntax of English in the framework of modern grammatical theory. Emphasis in the latter part is placed on arguments for and against proposals concerning grammatical structures and analyses. The course aims at explaining what systematic regularities define language in general and English in particular. The following topics will be discussed:
  1. Language and Grammar
  2. Constituents and structures
  3. X-Bar Syntax
  4. The structure of nominal expressions
  5. The structure of the Verb Phrase
  6. Lexicon, Thematic Roles
  7. Case Theory
  8. Wh-Movement: questions
  9. DP Movement: passive
  10. DP-movement: raising
Textbook: Mark Newson, Basic English Syntax with Exercises, HEFOP, Budapest, 2006
requirements & assessment
Written test in the exam period