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.
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
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.
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