LIN 412 (EC)
Explication and evaluation of recent approaches to the theory of syntactic representation, including the role of economy in a minimalist program. Topics will include the derivation of phrase structure and its interface with semantic interpretation.
Sample reading list:
Chomsky, "A minimalist program for linguistic theory"
Nunes, Linearization of Chains and Sideward Movement
Freidin, Generative Grammar
Fox & Pesetsky, "Cyclic Linearization of Syntactic Structure"
Kayne, "Comparative Remarks on French & Italian Definite Articles"
Approximately 30 -50 pp reading weekly
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 30%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
LIN 302 or by application.
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