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LING6019 Grammar and Interaction

Dr. Olivia Lam

MA Elective course. Sem 2
Tuesday, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (Venue: MB113G)


Course Description

This course introduces students to the recent advances in the study of the interface between linguistic structure (grammar) and human interaction (spontaneous communication).  It focuses on issues of the identity of basic interactional units and how syntax, prosody, semantics and conversational structure shape one another in naturally occurring talk. Topics include: Syntax of sentences in progress, Adverbial clauses in conversation, Repair and syntax, Conversational turns and their extension.

Assessment: 100% coursework

 


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