Netherlands, Utrecht

Introduction to Generative Syntax

when 15 August 2016 - 19 August 2016
language English
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

prof. dr. Frank Wijnen

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.

Fee info

EUR 350: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 150: Course + course materials

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