UMass Sesquicentennial


401 Intro to Syntax (3 units)

Fall 2010

Meetings

TuTh 11:15-12:30 - Machmer E-35

Instructors

Ellen Woolford []

Description

What syntactic properties are shared by all natural languages? What syntactic properties distinguish them? What does a syntactic theory look like? What are the goals of such a theory? This course aims to equip students with the ability to address these questions in a precise and informed way. The topics include those that have shaped, and continue to shape, theoretical syntax: phrase structure, transformations, grammatical relations, anaphora, long-distance movement.