24.902 | Fall 2015 | Undergraduate, Graduate

Language and its Structure II: Syntax

Course Description

This course covers some of the basic ideas in the subfield syntax, within the framework often referred to as “Generative Grammar”.
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Lecture Notes
Written Assignments
A painting from 1813 showing a man speaking from a lectern while a crowd of people watch.
Known for his satirical and clever writing, William Combe’s Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque was a comical poem that skewered William Gilpin, who toured Britain to describe his theory of the Picturesque. (This image is in the public domain.)