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Barbara Citko
LING 462
Seattle Campus

Syntax II

Study of the structural properties of language; introduction to generative transformational syntax. Prerequisite: LING 461.

Class description

LING 462 is a continuation of LING 461. It builds on the topics and concepts covered in LING 461, giving students a more complete description of the syntax of natural languages. It is organized into two modules. The first module completes the introduction to syntax presented in the textbook. After a brief review of topics covered in LING 461 (Syntax I), we turn to syntactic transformations (head movement, DP movement and wh-movement). We also revisit several topics that we covered in LING 461. In the second module, we start gaining experience with original syntax research.

Student learning goals

Analyze the syntax of natural languages

Formulate syntactic hypotheses

Test syntactic theories

Follow primary syntactic literature

General method of instruction

brief lectures, class discussions, group work, problem solving

Recommended preparation

LING 461 (Syntax I)

Class assignments and grading

homework assignments midterm presentation final paper active participation

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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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Barbara Citko
Date: 03/29/2013