Netherlands, Utrecht

Introduction to Generative Syntax

when 20 August 2012 - 24 August 2012
duration 1 week
fee EUR 350

In this course, students will be taught the basics of the theoretical framework evolved from and based on Chomsky (1981). One of Chomsky’s main innovations was to give linguistics the formal tools to study language. The formal tools of generative linguistics enabled linguists to explore the complexity of sentence structure and sentence meaning. The theory accounts for the creativity of human language; the characteristic that makes human language unlike the communication system of any other animal. Topics covered will include phrase structure, complementation, case and theta-theory, and movement.

Course leader

Dr. Mana Kobuchi-Philip

Target group

BA holders in languages, phonetics, liberal arts, psychology or communication studies.

Course aim

Introducing the field of generative syntax

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 350: Course + course materials + housing


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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