Comparison of linguistic models

Course Code :2004FLWTAA
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Jan Nuyts

3. Course contents *

This course offers an overview and a comparison of a few modern grammar theories (including Minimalism, Functional Grammar, Systemic Grammar, Role and Reference Grammar, Cognitive Grammar). Participants receive an introduction into the organization and the operational principles of the models (the role of the lexicon, the structure of lexical elements, word order, the treatment of grammatical functions, etc.) in view of their basic philosophy (the opposition between formalism and functionalism, the concern with cognition, with typology, etc.). By way of illustration, we then have a look at how the models handle one or a few linguistic phenomena (e.g. passives, cleft, causatives, deviant case marking, etc.).