Emily R. Menon Bender
Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.
This course covers fundamental concepts in syntactic analysis such as part of speech types, constituent structure, the syntax-semantics interface, and phenomena such as complementation, raising, control, passive and long-distance dependencies. We will emphasize formally precise encoding of linguistic hypotheses and the design of grammars that can scale up to ever larger fragments of a language such as is required in practical applications.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture -- 2 meetings per week.
Background in syntax or facility with formal models.
Class assignments and grading
Problem sets, midterm, final, in-class participation.