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Linguistics (LING)

LING 402 Syntax I (3) Principles of grammatical analysis in the generative framework; an overview of syntactic structures across languages.

LING 402 Syntax I (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

The aim of this course is to provide students with the background needed to understand advances in modern generative syntactic theory and to encourage them to do creative and informed research in this area on English or other languages that they might know. The course provides a historical overview of the development of generative syntax. We explore in depth a number of topics that challenge any syntactic theory and we attempt to propose testable hypotheses concerning language structure.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Social and Behavioral Science
Effective: Fall 2001

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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