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Barbara Citko
LING 461
Seattle Campus

Syntax I

Study of the structural properties of language; introduction to generative transformational syntax. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400.

Class description

In this course, we will study the structure of sentences, and explore the rules that distinguish grammatical sentences from their ungrammatical counterparts. Our primary focus will be on the syntactic analysis of English; however, we will also look at the syntax of other languages and compare them to English.

Student learning goals

Through regular problem sets and class discussions, we will gain experience with rigorous scientific argumentation and reasoning, and develop a working knowledge of generative syntax.

General method of instruction

lecture, small group discussion

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


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 Barbara Citko
Date: 09/27/2010