Language and its Structure II: Syntax

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24.902 / 24.932

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Fall 2015


Undergraduate / Graduate

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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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Sabine Iatridou. 24.902 Language and its Structure II: Syntax. Fall 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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