Syntax 2

Course Description

This seminar is an introduction to syntax within the framework of generative grammar. The emphasis is on the description, analysis, and argumentation.Students will:

  1.  become familiar with fundamental concepts of English syntax
  2.  develop the ability to think and reason about syntactic theory and analysis through hands-on work
  3.  describe how English sentences are constructed and develop the skills necessary to analyze sentence structure.


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  • Foley, Mark and Diane Hall (2003). Advanced Learner’s Grammar: A self-study reference and practice book with answers. Longman.
  • Greenbaum, Sidney (1996) Oxford English Grammar. Oxford University Press
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  • Parker, F. and K. Riley. (2005) Linguistics for Non-Linguists:A Primer with Exercises 4.ed.Boston:Pearson.
  • Quirk R. et al. (1972).  A Grammar of Contemporary English. Longman.
  • Radford, Andrew. (2009) An Introduction to English Sentence Structure. Cambridge University Press.
  • Popa Ecaterina. (1997). Elemente de sintaxa engleza, Ed. Presa Universitara, Cluj.
  • Suciu, Giulia. (2006). Funglish: English Syntax Through Exercises. The Complex Sentence. Editura Universităţii din Oradea.
  • Suciu Giulia. (2006). Funglish. Have fun with English Syntax. The Simple Sentence. Editura Universitatii Oradea.