LINGUIST 601: Introduction to Transformational Grammar

Fall 2008
Hasbrouck 104b, TTh 9.30-10.45

Rajesh Bhatt
bhatt@linguist.umass.edu
224 South College, 577-0797
Office Hours: TTh 11.00-12.00 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:
Case, Argument Structure, Binding, A-movement, A'-movement, and Head Movement

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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Assignments