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Syntax MAUniversity of Essex

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Syntax MA: Our course gives students who have little or no previous background in syntactic theory a good grounding in the most influential current models within generative syntax: Chomsky's minimalist programme on the one hand, and lexical-functional grammar (LFG) and head-driven phrase structure grammar (HPSG) framework on the other. We also offer specialised modules which bring students up-to-date with recent research in more specific areas of syntax, or in areas which impinge on syntax (e.g. morphology and semantics).


Modules include: English syntax 1; English syntax 2; introduction to head-driven phrase structure grammar; minimalism syntax 2; minimalist syntax 1; topics in head-driven phrase structure grammar; dissertation.

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Oct 2015

24 months

Part-time No application date provided Colchester,
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per year

*More info: £2750 per year

Oct 2015

12 months

Full time No application date provided Colchester,
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per year

*More info: £5500 per year

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Additional entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject; IELTS 6.5.


Postgraduate Qualification (MA)

Awarding body

University of Essex

Subject areas

Syntax (Linguistics)


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