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Karen T Zagona
LING 480
Seattle Campus

Topics in Linguistics

Introduction to an area of linguistic study not covered by the regular departmental course offerings.

Class description

Winter 2003 - Comparative Syntax -

This course is intended as an opportunity to apply the principles of syntax that are studied in LING 461 and/or 462 to languages other than English. Assuming the students' familiarity with Radford's text, we will discuss ways in which languages vary (syntactic 'parameters'). Students will investigate in depth a language that they are familiar with themselves or a language for which they have native speaker informants.

In addition to gaining further perspective on the principles of syntax, the class will provide experience in doing research and in writing about syntax.

Readings will vary according to the languages chosen to study by the enrolled students.

Course requirements: (a) a term paper; (b) each student will make several presentations to the class on aspects of the syntax of the language under study.

Prerequisite: Students should have completed 461 before enrolling in this course.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Marie J. Leonard
Date: 10/29/2002