LINGUIST 601: Introduction to Transformational Grammar

Fall 2005
Machmer 413, TTh 2.30-3.45

Rajesh Bhatt
bhatt@linguist.umass.edu
224 South College, 577-0797
Office Hours: TTh 4.00-5.00 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:
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

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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