Focus on primary readings in syntactic theory, from classic papers on constraints and the architecture of grammar to recently published articles. Prerequisite: LING 508 or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
This course focuses on recent (post 1995) developments in syntactic theory, from the perspective of Chomsky's Minimalism Program.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
short lectures, regular problem sets, class discussions.
LING 508 (or the equivalent)
Class assignments and grading
problem sets, final paper on a topic related to course content