20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: ELL221 Syntax

Aims/Description: This module builds on the material covered in ELL 221 Syntax, focusing on both the universal and language-specific rules that govern syntactic structure in human language. The topics covered will expand our understanding of areas of structure that could not be explained in Syntax, including further instances of movement, a more nuanced understanding of verbal structure, and a greater emphasis on data from languages other than English.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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