Further explorations in principles and parameters syntax. Topics include logical form, island phenomena, locality restrictions, and licensing. Prerequisite: LING 507 or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
This course is the second in the series of the advanced introduction to syntactic theory. The main focus of the course will be on reading and critiquing primary literature in the Minimalist Program. Students will also be expected to complete homework problems, make presentations in class, and write a paper at the end of the course.
Student learning goals
Gain advanced competence in the concepts of the Minimalist Program version of Generative Grammar
Read and critique primary literature in Minimalist syntax
Write an original syntax term paper
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Preparation and class participation: 20% Homework: 20% Presentation on class material: 20% Presentation on paper: 10% Paper: 30%