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Theoretical Models and Methods in Language Description

2020/2021
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
8
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль

Преподаватели

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is compulsory for the students of the MA program Linguistic theory and language description (NRU HSE). The aim of the course is to introduce the students to a variety of theoretical models employed in some major domains of linguistic inquiry, such as phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and corpus linguistics. The course is therefore divided into modules devoted to these domains. Each module is taught by a lecturer/lecturers, specializing in the corresponding domain.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course continues for two years. This programme is for the 1-st pars or the course and covers such themes as: instrumental phonetics and phonology, formal semantics and pragmatics and formal syntax (the Case Theory).
  • The course is not introductive and requires basic kniwledge of linguistic theory and articulatory phonetics.
  • This course familiarizes the students with the theoretical models and methods currently employed in various areas of language description and linguistic theorizing.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • the students are able to interpret transcriptions and write them
  • The students are able to apply the main ideas of IP in their researches
  • the students are able to apply the main ideas of FP to their researches
  • the students are able to reproduce the main ideas of the Case theory
  • The students are able to apply the main ideas of the CT to their researches.
  • The students are able to apply the main ideas of FS to their researches
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Instrumental phonetics and Phonology
  • Formal syntax: Сase Theories
  • Formal semantics
  • Formal Pragmatics: Scalar Implicatures and Pragmatics of Disjunction
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking homeworkPH
    The students may repass the homework without penalty no later than 7 days before exam. The task is the same.
  • non-blocking quizCT
    The students may repass the quiz without penalty no later than 7 days before exam. The questions are the same, but the order of possible answers is not..
  • non-blocking homework CT
    The students may repass the homework without penalty no later than 7 days before exam. The task is the same.
  • non-blocking homeworkFP
    The students may repass the homework without penalty no later than 7 days before exam. The task is the same.
  • non-blocking homeworkFS
    The students may repass the homework without penalty no later than 7 days before exam. The task is the same.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.2 * homework CT + 0.2 * homeworkFP + 0.2 * homeworkFS + 0.2 * homeworkPH + 0.2 * quizCT
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

  • 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