LINGUIST 601: Introduction to Transformational Grammar

Fall 2004
Herter 214, MF 11.15-12.30

Rajesh Bhatt
bhatt@linguist.umass.edu
124 South College, 545-6840
Office Hours: TTh 2.30-3.30 or by appointment


Syllabus

General Themes:
Universal Grammar, Parameters, Features, Constituency, Displacement, Locality, the model of the grammar
Global Questions:
How are linguistic structures built? Where do linguistic principles apply?
Specific Topics:
X-bar theory, Case, Binding, A-movement, A'-movement, and Head Movement

Useful Texts

Adger, David, Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach & Oxford, 2003, ISBN 0-19-924370-0
Johnson, Kyle, Lecture Notes

Requirements

Vigorous class paricipation, regular readings and homework assignments, a midterm exam and a final exam. Both the exams will be take home-exams.

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