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Syntax 1


Admission requirements



This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and analytic methods used in generative syntactic theory. Basic structural representations, constituent structure tests, as well as theories of displacement, anaphora will be discussed.

Course objectives


Check the website of the Linguistics Department for the Lecture Timetable.

Mode of Instruction

Lecture and weekly homework

Assessment method

Midterm and final exam


The Blackboard module is used so that students can download lecture notes, homework, as well as do self-tests.

Reading list

For students who read Dutch: Rint Sybesma: Een generatieve inleiding.
For students who do not read Dutch: Andrew Carnie: Syntax.


Studenten die willen deelnemen aan het onderwijs moeten zich daarvoor aanmelden via het Universitair Studenteninformatiesysteem (uSis). Dit geldt ook voor de deelname aan het tentamen.

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

After application students can register for courses en exams through uSis.

Contact information

Mw. Prof. dr. L.L. Cheng