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Master 2017/2018

Theory in Language Description

Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Area of studies: Fundamental and Applied Linguistics
Delivered by: School of Linguistics
When: 2 year, 2, 3 module
Mode of studies: offline
Master’s programme: Linguistic Theory and Language Description
Language: English
ECTS credits: 2

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is compulsory for the students of the MA program Linguistic theory and language description (NRU HSE). This course continues the same-named one given to the students of the 1-st year. There are two themes in focus: formal syntax and corpus linguistics.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • There are two themes in focus: 1) formal syntax and explanation of ellipsis, 2) corpus linguistics
  • The course is not for beginners. it reqiires basic knowledge of linguistic theory.
  • This course helps the students develop their research skills. They become familiar with new research methods they may apply in their future carear.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The students are able to reproduse the main ideas of formal approach to ellipsis.
  • The students are able to interpret syntactic tree parsing with ellipsis.
  • The students are able to explain ellipsis using contemporary formal approaches.
  • The students are able to name no less than 5 corpora.
  • The students are able to find data in question using at least one corpus using relevant queries.
  • The students are able to yield statistic data from corpora and evaluate them.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Formal syntax: Approaches to Ellipsis in Formal Frameworks
  • Corpus linguistics
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking quiz
    there are several quizez during the syntactical pert of the course
  • non-blocking quiz
  • non-blocking quiz
  • non-blocking quiz
  • non-blocking quiz
    The students may repass all the quizez and homeworks no later than 7 days before session. The tasks are the same.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.2 * quiz + 0.2 * quiz + 0.2 * quiz + 0.2 * quiz + 0.2 * quiz
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • McEnery, T., & Hardie, A. (2012). Corpus Linguistics : Method, Theory and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=408835

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • BIBER, D., CONRAD, S., & REPPEN, R. (1994). Corpus-based Approaches to Issues in Applied Linguistics. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.562A0C90