|TITLE||Grammatical Categories/ Il-Kategoriji Grammatikali|
|LEVEL||02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DEPARTMENT||Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology|
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.
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.
- 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|
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
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