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French (FR)

FR 504 French Syntax (3) An in-depth study of sentence structure in the French language.

FR 504 French Syntax (3)

The aim of this course is to provide graduate students with the background needed to understand modern generative syntactic theory, as well as to eventually enable him/her to do creative and informed research in this area. Roughly three-quarters of the semester will be devoted to an in-depth overview of the historical development of generative syntax, focusing particularly on modern Chomskyan theory - the so-called Minimalist Program. Tne remainder will build upon and round out this knowledge of syntax by exploring in depth a number of topics that any syntactician must be familiar with in order to do informed research in the field. This section of the course will involve lectures based on close readings of articles and book chapters exploring such topics as the syntax of negation, raising verbs, auxiliary verbs, adverbs, middle constructions, and/or verb movement. (Only a subset of these topics will be discussed, selected on the basis of student interests,)


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2004

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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