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Karen T Zagona
LING 580
Seattle Campus

Problems in Linguistics

Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.

Class description

Spring 2001

In this course, we will study the syntax of tense and aspect. These topics are tradionally considered as part of semantics. However, generative research has uncovered many respects in which the interpretation of temporal relations is built up from information in the syntactic component of the grammar. We will begin with the traditional approaches to tense, then study the classic approaches with generative grammar. We then consider aspect, beginning with traditonal problems and solutions, and then focus on the analyses of more recent vintage.

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General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

An oral presentation on an individual topic and a term paper is required.


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 Sojourner Truth
Date: 01/19/2001