Frederick J Newmeyer
Advanced study in modern syntactic theory. Topics change each quarter. Typical topics are history of transformational grammar, anaphora, logical form. Prerequisite: LING 461, LING 462.
This class will examine and try to understand the cross-linguistic distribution of syntactic elements, including word order generalizations and correlations; hierarchies of thematic and grammatial relations, animacy, and definiteness; and the properties of particles marking topic, focus, and so on.
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