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 be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by D. Pesetsky.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesdays in 32-D461.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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