Fall 2022 - LING 801 G100
Class Number: 3585
Delivery Method: In Person
Introduction to formal syntactic analysis. Topics include categories, phrase structure, word order, grammatical relations, binding, and long-distance syntactic dependencies.
This course is a survey of current syntactic theory within the generative framework along the lines of the Minimalist Program. The first part of the course will be concerned with various syntactic issues in clause structure: the derivation of phrases and clauses, the issue of splitting up TP and VP into different levels of projections, cross-linguistic variation in verb-movement, and principles governing other movement phenomena such as DP- and WH-movement. The second part of the course will be concerned with various issues concerning the syntax-semantics interface, including the syntax of scope, constraints on DP interpretation reflected in Binding Theory, and reconstruction of different types of movement.
MODE OF INSTRUCTION: In-person
MODE OF DELIVERY: In-person
PLATFORMS USED: Whiteboard in classroom, PDF slides on Canvas
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Laptop/desktop/tablet, internet
- Assignments 30%
- Presentation of articles 30%
- Term project: presentation 10%
- Term project: poster submission 30%
- No Final Exam
Additional reading materials will be made available on-line through the course website or distributed in class.
Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (778-782-3112 or email@example.com).
Adger, David. 2004. Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.
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