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LANE-334-EA: Syntax

Year

2011

Term 1

Dr. Shadia Yousef Banjar Welcome to LANE-334-EA: Syntax Year

Term

2011

1

Class Info

SESSION_NO

Site

BUILDING

ROOM

Days

A1

08

01C

207A

S.M.W..

Instructor: Dr. Shadia Yousef Banjar Office: teachers’ Building, Office no. 4 Telephone: EX. 4373 E-mail: dr.shadiabanjar@gmail.com Webpage: http://sbanjar.kau.edu.sa/ Office Hours: According to schedule; and by appointment. Prerequisites: LANE 321: Introduction to Linguistics

Course Description This course is a basic introduction to syntactic analysis and argumentation. The emphasis is on syntactic structures and phrase structure rules. The goal is to let students be familiar with the core facts of English syntax as well as with terms and concepts central to transformational grammar. It covers word classes in terms of form and function, grammatical categories, syntactic categories, simple and complex sentences, head words and their dependents (complements and adjuncts), constituent structure (trees, constituency tests), relationships within sentences such as word order, syntactic processes that change grammatical relations such as passives, and syntactic processes that don't change grammatical relations such as relative clauses. The Main Objectives: This course is intended as a descriptive and theoretical study of English syntax. It will equip the student with the tools and techniques for linguistic analysis as well as with the basic concepts of transformational grammar. The course aims: • • • •

to gain familiarity with the ideas and principles of generative grammar; to learn the Phrase Structure And Transformational Rules; to be able to use formal reasoning; to be able to gain entry to the formal syntactic literature. Page 1 of 4

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LANE-334-EA: Syntax

Year

2011

Term 1

Dr. Shadia Yousef Banjar

REQUIRED TEXTS: 1. Lind Thomas. Beginning Syntax.

2. Mark Lester. Introductory Transformational Grammar of English

COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE The course consists of lectures as well as PowerPoint presentations with some practice exercises. Students are expected to read the relevant material before class. Four assignments will be given throughout the semester. Contents Chapter 1: Tools of analysis-------p. 1-22 Chapter 2: More on Categories -------p. 23-36 Chapter 3: The Verb Phrase-------p. 37-60 Chapter 4: The Verb Group -------p. 61-79 Chapter 5: The Noun Phrase-------p. 80-100 Chapter 6: Subordination and Coordination -------p. 101-124 Rules: Summary of All Rules -------p. 124-128 TIPS FOR SUCCESS - Attend the class regularly - Do all assignments and exercises Page 2 of 4

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LANE-334-EA: EA: Syntax

Year

2011

Term 1

Dr. Shadia Yousef Banjar

- Ask questions in class or during office hours - Keep up with the new material - Get into groups to discuss the readings and work on assignments. GRADING Grading of assignments will be done on a check plus (100%). No late assignments will be accepted. pted. Each student will be responsible for presenting the answer to part of an assignment once during the semester. The correct answers for the assignments will be conveyed through these presentations. Percentage scores on exams will be based on objective criteria guided by qualitative judgment, according to the following scale. Final letter course grades will be computed from total percentage scores on the basis of the same scale. Some of the exam questions will be essay questions; evaluation of these will depend on clear, concise, logical argumentation in proper academic English.

Exams must be written on time. In accordance with departmental policy, no make-up make midterms will be given. If a student misses a midterm due to illness, and provides a doctor’s explanatory xplanatory note, the final grade will be computed proportionately, based on the work that the student does complete. RECOMMENDED READING •

Syntactic Argumentation and the Structure of English,' by Scott Soames and David Perlmutter. (1979). Berkeley: University of California Press. 1979.

Syntax: A Generative Introduction, by Andrew Carnie. (2002). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Transformational Grammar: A First Course, by Andrew Radford. (1988). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Transformational Grammar, rammar, by Jamal Ouhalla. London: Edward Arnold.(1994). ISBN=0340556307.

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LANE-334-EA: Syntax

Year

2011

Term 1

Dr. Shadia Yousef Banjar

COURSE SCHEDULE

No.

Date

period

Title

What is due?

1

18 - ‍ال‏ 20 - ‍ال‏

2 Days 2 Hours

First week: Introduction

First session: Introducing the course. Second session: Grammatical Units

2

23 - ‍ال‏ 27 - ‍ال‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Second week: Chapter 1

First session: Tools of analysis I . Second session: Tools of analysis II – Third session: Generative Grammar & Phrase Structure Rules

3

1 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆ ا ؊‏ 5 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆ ا ؊‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Third week: Chapter 2

First session: Word Categories – Second session: Phrasal Categories – Third session: More on Categories

4

8 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆ ا ؊‏ 12 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆ ا ؊‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Fourth Week : Jabberwocky

First session: Jabberwocky – Second session: IC – Third session: Form & Function

5

15 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆ ا ؊‏ 19 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆ ا ؊‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Fifth Week: Chapter 3

First session: The Class of Verb – Second session: Types of verbs – Third session: The Verb Phrase

6

22 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆ ا ؊‏ 26 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆ ا ؊‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Sixth Week: Chapter 4

First session: Verb Groups – Second session: Grammatical categories – Third session: Modal and Primary Auxiliaries

7

29 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆ ا ؊‏ 4 -  â€ŤŘ°Ůˆ ا‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Seventh Week: Quiz & Presentation

First session: Quiz – Second session: RevisionThird session: Written Exam.

8

5 -  â€ŤŘ°Ůˆ ا‏ 15 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆâ€Ź  ‍ا‏

0 Days 0 Hours

9

16 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆâ€Ź  ‍ا‏ 18 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆâ€Ź  ‍ا‏

2 Days 2 Hours

Eighth Week: Chapter 5

First session: Presentation of NP – Second session: Pronouns – Third session: Pre-modification

10

21 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆâ€Ź  ‍ا‏ 25 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆâ€Ź  ‍ا‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Ninth Week: Chapter 5

First session: Determiners – Second session: Genitives -Adjective phrases – Third session: Midterm Exam

11

28 - â€ŤŘ°Ůˆâ€Ź  ‍ا‏ 2 - ‍م‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Tenth Week: Chapter 5

First session: Post-modification – Second session: Quiz 2Third session: Presentation of Coordination within an NP

12

5 - ‍م‏ 9 - ‍م‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Eleventh Week: Chapter 6:

First session: Presentation of Subordination – Second session: Presentation of Coordination – Third session: Presentation on analyzing Jabberwocky.

13

12 - ‍م‏ 16 - ‍م‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Twelfth Week: All PSR

First session: Review – Second session: General Practice & Presentations – Third session: Presentation & discussion.

14

19 - ‍م‏ 23 - ‍م‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Thirteenth Week

Presentation & discussion

15

26 - ‍م‏ 30 - ‍م‏

3 Days 3 Hours

Fourteenth Week

Revision

16

9 -  29 - 

1 Day 2 Hours

Midterm Holiday

Holiday

Final Exam:

Final Exam

9 / 2 / 1432 - 29 / 2 / 1432

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