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What is grammar? What is grammatical? Who decides? And how? This course will explore different approaches to grammar, from the layperson’s to the linguist’s, and how these impact society and the study of language. We will evaluate and experiment with methods for judging grammaticality, giving students greater insight into this essential but difficult to pin down concept.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course will examine different approaches to defining what is ‘grammar’ and how we determine what is ‘grammatical’. We will consider the impact of prescriptive notions of grammar in terms of society at large and linguistic study more specifically, examining how they overlap with and diverge from descriptive notions of grammar. As part of this exploration we will also discuss and test different means of measuring grammaticality, from introspection to corpus searches.
By the end of this course students will:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Essay (2,000 words): 60%, Individual Report: 30%, Seminar Assessment: 10%
There are no assessments for this course.
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