LING 815 - Seminar: Syntax
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
2 - 3
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Previous course in syntax. Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course focuses on the minimalist approach to syntax, investigating different hypotheses about the architecture of human language syntax. We will explore in detail recent proposals about how postulated minimalist primitives and operations interact to generate the complex, recursive structures that are characteristic of natural language. These include mechanisms that drive concatenation of lexical items and the constraints imposed on syntactic operations by the interfaces with the semantic and phonological components. The course will also consider research in Minimalism from a cross-linguistic comparative perspective.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates who have taken LING 315 and LING 515 may request permission of the instructor to enroll. Graduate students may enroll with either LING 515 or permission by the instructor.

LING 815 - Seminar: Syntax
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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