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Edith Aldridge
LING 508
Seattle Campus

Syntactic Theory II

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Preparation and class participation: 20% Homework: 20% Presentation on class material: 20% Presentation on paper: 10% Paper: 30%


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 Edith Aldridge
Date: 12/15/2008