A basic introductory course in Linguistics is a pre-requisite. Class interaction will be in the form of lectures, student presentations, computer-based electronic communications.
Active participation during all class sessions will be the key. The course will be assessed as follows:
Attendance and active participation in class and online discussions, debates, and exercises: 30%
Student presentation: 30%
Term paper up to 44.000 characters: 40%
Cowie, A.P. 1998. Phraseology: Theory, Analysis, and Applications. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bodomo, A. B. 1997. Paths and Pathfinders: Exploring the Syntax and Semantics of Complex Verbal Predicates in Dagaare and other Languages. Doctoral dissertation, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. 306 pages
Bodomo, A. K. K. Luke and O. Nancarrow. 2003. Linguistic form compression in Dagaare. De Proverbio: https://deproverbio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/dagaare.pdf
Bodomo, A., Yu, S. & Che, D. 2017. “Verb-object compounds and idioms in Chinese” Chapter in the book: Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology: EUROPHRAS 2017. Mitkov, R. (ed.). Cham (Germany): Springer, Vol. 10596, p. 383-396 19 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series)
Mitkov, Ruslan. 2017. (ed) Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology: Second International Conference, Europhras, 2017, London, UK Proceedings: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI 10596), Springer.
A selection of readings of articles on Phraseology/complex predicates in African languages published in top linguistics journals like Linguistic Inquiry, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Lingua, and Studies in African Linguistics.