LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
Section: 002 Philosophy of Generative Biolinguistics
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course explores the foundations of the scientific revolution in linguistic theory, reconceptualizing the study of human language(s) as a sub-discipline of (at least) cognitive science and biology. The course will cover both foundational and contemporary readings, both primary and secondary, concerning the development of generative biolinguistics and its current practice in the form of the Minimalist Program for Linguistic Theory (not itself, a theory).

Intended Audience:

The course material will be aimed at a graduate or advanced undergraduate level. Undergraduate enrollment requires permission of the instructor and at least a grade of B in one 200- or 300-level linguistics course (or comparable training).

Class Format:

The course will be an entirely discussion-based seminar, with no “lecturing,” requiring active student participation.

LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
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001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780521708173
Cartesian linguistics, Author: Noam Chomsky., Publisher: s.n.] 3. ed. 2008
ISBN: 9780521003919
Biolinguistics : exploring the biology of language, Author: Jenkins, Lyle., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2001
ISBN: 1107016371
The science of language : interviews with James McGilvray, Author: Chomsky, Noam., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2012
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