Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE LIN2020

 
TITLE Grammatical Categories/ Il-Kategoriji Grammatikali

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology

 
DESCRIPTION Objectives

The student is led to discover how the forms of a language fall into different classes according to a specific set of criteria. The student is encouraged to apply these insights to a language of his / her own choice and to share these results with other students in the group.

Content

A presentation of the methods by which the grammarian arrives at a classification of the forms of a language into parts of speech ("primary grammatical categories") with exemplification from various languages round the world. The course also examines the grammatical categories ("secondary grammatical categories") typically associated with each part of speech , again with examples drawn from various languages.

Reading List

- Anderson, S.R. 1985. Grammatical Categories: Inflectional Morphology. In Shopen (1985) Language Typology and Syntactic Description. Cambridge: CUP
- Hockett, C.F. 1958. A Course in Modern Linguistics. New York: Macmillan.
- Lyons J. 1968. Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: CUP.
- Palmer, F. 1971. Grammar. Harmondsworth: Penguiner
- Schachter, P. 1985. Parts of Speech Systems. In Shopen 1985.
- Shopen, T. (ed.) 1985. Language Typology and Syntactic Description. Cambridge: CUP

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-unit: LIN1010 or equivalent

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) SEM1 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Albert Borg

 
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