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Syntax 2


Admission requirements

Syntax 1


This course goes through the basics of the theory of generative syntax, from the Principles and Parameters theory to the current Minimalist Program. We examine the argumentations of various theories, and consider what constitutes as evidence for a particular theory.

Course objectives

Students learn the basics of generative syntax.
Students learn the basics of argumentation.


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Mode of instruction


Assessment method


Assignments (weekly written assignments)
Final exam: short open questions


Assignments: 40%
Final exam: 60%


Students who did not pass the course can resit the exam.

inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

An introduction to syntactic analysis and theory, by Dominque Sportiche, Hilda Koopman and Edward Stabler. Published by Blackwell, 2014.

  • additional articles will be distributed


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

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