24.960 Syntactic Models

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Comparison of different proposed architectures for the syntax module of grammar. Subject traces several themes across a wide variety of approaches, with emphasis on testable differences among models. Models discussed include ancient and medieval proposals, structuralism, early generative grammar, generative semantics, government-binding theory/minimalism, LFG, HPSG, TAG, functionalist perspectives and others.

This class has 24.951, and 24.952 as prerequisites.

24.960 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. Pesetsky.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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