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Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to generative linguistics and principles of syntactic argumentation within the generative tradition. Topics include Parts of Speech, Phrase Structure rules, X-bar rules, the role of the Lexicon, and various types of syntactic movement related to verbal morphology, questions and passive constructions. The course focuses initially on English and other spoken languages, but also includes application to ASL towards the end of the course.

Credits: 4
Distribution: Doctorate, Graduate, Masters
Co-requisites: first semester Linguistics MA courses or permission of instructor.

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate