ENG 617: Advanced Syntax (PhD level)

This course deals with current issues in generative grammar. Students will be introduced to syntactic theories and basic grammatical concepts underlying GB, LFG, or both. The empirical and conceptual reasons for the gradual shifts from specific conditions on representations and transformations to general and presumably universal principles will be detailed. The conceptual framework behind the formal reasons will touch upon cross-linguistic variations in Syntax , and highlight the current principles-and- parameters approach to account for these variations.         

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