G-LSUD4 ThLing460 Generative Syntax

Course type

Elective

Description

The course aims at introducing students to syntactic structure within the framework of Generative Grammar. We begin with the structure of the clause according to X-bar theory and the information contained in the linguistic Lexicon. The specific constructions analysed are passives, interrogatives (both ‘yes-no’ and wh-questions), relative clauses and the distribution of pronouns, reflexives and full NPs. Constraints on syntactic movement and violations at the derivational and representational level are illustrated with English examples. Some reference to syntactic differences between English and Greek will be made throughout the course.

Teaching

Teaching hours: | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

The course is not currently offerred.