Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Introduction to Generative Syntax

when 17 August 2015 - 21 August 2015
duration 1 week
fee EUR 350

In this course, students will be introduced to 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 complex system underlying sentence structure and sentence meaning. The theory accounts for the creativity of human language, the characteristic that makes it unlike the communication system of any other animal. Topics covered will include the major concepts used to analyze linguistic phenomena, such as phrase structure, movement, binding, and logical form.

Course leader

Dr Maaike Schoorlemmer

Target group

Background in language studies or linguistics, interested in formal linguistics and background from other humanities fields or sciences.

Course aim

Provide students with an introduction to the Government and binding framework in generative linguisticsas a basis for continuation into Minimalism.

Credits info

Certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 350: Course + course materials + housing

All Linguistic courses can be combined. If you apply for more than one course, you receive € 50 combination discount per extra course.
This discount will be processed by the course director. If the discount has not been processed please contact the course director.
EUR 150: Course + course materials


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

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