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Syntax 2


Admission requirements

Syntax 1


In this course, we use the phenomenon of raising and control to review the development of generative syntax. We concentrate on questions such as: what constitutes as core evidence for a certain hypothesis, and what kind of argumentation is put forth.

Course objectives

a. Students learn the basics concerning the development of generative syntax.
b. Students learn to understand how argumentations are built up.


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

Mode of instruction

Lecture, discussion and weekly homework

Assessment method

Final take-home exam


Major issues and questions associated with each article will be posted in the Blackboard module for students to review before discussion.

Reading list

William D. Davies and Stanley Dubinsky (2004), The grammar of raising and control. A course in syntactic argumentation. Blackwell Publishing.
There are also other supplementary readings.


Students can register for courses en exams through uSis.

Registration for Contractonderwijs

Contact information

At the instructor