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Магистратура 2018/2019

Теоретические модели и методы описания языка

Статус: Курс обязательный (Лингвистическая теория и описание языка)
Направление: 45.04.03. Фундаментальная и прикладная лингвистика
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Прогр. обучения: Лингвистическая теория и описание языка
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 2

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course provides a closer look at the use of formal models in treating linguistic data. Unlike conventional courses of formal linguistics, instead of giving an exhaustive overview of one linguistic model instructors only provide a general overview of its architecture and then proceed to show how its formal machinery is applied to specific problems of language description at all levels of language structures, such as modeling alternations in phonology or free word order in generative theory. Where possible, treatment of the same empirical phenomenon in different models is compared, and advantages of each model are weighted. This course, as are all other courses at Linguistic theory and language description MA program, is taught in English, and is therefore aimed at those students who have acquired the level of English proficiency. There are no other prerequisites; background information is introduced in the lectures; opening fragments of which the course consists (phonological models, morphological models etc.) and in the preparatory reading for each of the fragments.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The objectives of the course is to introduce the students to applications of theoretical models to description of specific elements of language structure. The course combines theoretical thinking with skills of language description.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Knows the architecture and the internal logic of individual theoretical models on various levels of language structure, including phonology, morphophonology, syntax, semantics and discourse
  • Has the skills in application of these theories in modelling empirical data and describing individual languages
  • Is familiar with formal and not-so-formal linguistic theories and way of theoretical thinking they are associated with.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the course. The role of theoretical models in linguistics
  • Models in phonology and morphophonology: phonologization (intro)
  • Models in phonology and morphophonology: phonologization (Stratal OT)
  • Models in phonology and morphophonology: phonologization (Parallel OT)
  • Models in phonology and morphophonology: phonologization (case studies from Germanic and Slavic)
  • Models in morphology: lexicalism.
  • Models in morphology: Distributed Morphology.
  • Models in morphology: Prosodic Morphology.
  • Models in morphology: Infixation
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Quiz on the assigned reading 1
  • non-blocking Quiz on the assigned reading 2
  • non-blocking Quiz on the assigned reading 3
  • non-blocking Quiz on the assigned reading 4
  • non-blocking Quiz on the assigned reading 5
  • non-blocking Homework 1
  • non-blocking Homework 2
  • non-blocking Homework 3
  • non-blocking Homework 4
  • non-blocking Homework 5
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.1 * Homework 1 + 0.1 * Homework 2 + 0.1 * Homework 3 + 0.1 * Homework 4 + 0.1 * Homework 5 + 0.1 * Quiz on the assigned reading 1 + 0.1 * Quiz on the assigned reading 2 + 0.1 * Quiz on the assigned reading 3 + 0.1 * Quiz on the assigned reading 4 + 0.1 * Quiz on the assigned reading 5
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Paul H. Portner, & Barbara H. Partee. (2008). Formal Semantics : The Essential Readings. [N.p.]: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=231496

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Carnie, A. (2012). Syntax : A Generative Introduction (Vol. 3rd ed). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=531592
  • Gussenhoven, C. (2004). The Phonology of Tone and Intonation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=164285