Basic background in theoretical syntax is required.
In this course the Minimalist framework is discussed from its foundations to the technical implementations. Topics include argument structure, Case, phrase structure, movement theory, locality, feature checking and economy. All topics are discussed with pre-minimalist approaches in mind as well as the most recent treatments.
a. Students learn the basics of the minimalist framework.
b. Students learn the basics of argumentation within syntatic theory.
The timetable will be available by June 1st at the website of Linguistics
Mode of instruction
Homework and a short squib
Blackboard is used for readings and homework.
Textbook: Understanding Minimalism, by Norbert Hornstein, Jairo Nunes, Kleanthes K. Grohmann. Cambridge University Press, 2005
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