Syntactic Models

Entrance to D-wing of the old Building 20.

Entrance to D-wing of the old Building 20. (Photo courtesy of John F. Cook.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

24.960

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course presents a comparison of different proposed architectures for the syntax module of grammar. The subject traces several themes across a wide variety of approaches, with emphasis on testable differences among models. Models discussed include ancient and medieval proposals, structuralism, early generative grammar, generative semantics, government-binding theory/minimalism, LFG, HPSG, TAG, functionalist perspectives and others.

Pesetsky, David. 24.960 Syntactic Models, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-960-syntactic-models-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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