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Elective: Topics in Syntax-semantics


Admission requirements

Basic background in theoretical syntax is required.


In this course, a particular topic in current syntax-semantics interface will be discussed and examined in detail. The choice of the topic will be announced prior to the beginning of the course.

Course objectives

The aim of the course is to make the students familiar with the relevant concepts, make him/her familiar with (part of) the literature. The student will be confronted with some case studies. After the course the student is able to find his way in the literature in syntax and semantics and identify research and results in its theoretical context.


The timetable will be available by June 1st at the website of Linguistics

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

final paper


Yes. Blackboard

Reading list

A reading list will be given out in class.


Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply.

Application for Contractonderwijs

After application, students can register for courses and exams through uSis

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