|Generative Syntax 1
|English language and literature
|Type of study
|first degree undergraduate academic studies
|Lecturer (for classes)
|Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
|Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
|To provide an extensive introduction to the theoretical and substantive considerations on the language faculty that led Chomsky to develop this major line of inquiry inside the generative grammar framework; to provide the students with the methodological considerations and technical mechanisms necessary to both understand and carry out a minimalist analysis of syntactic structures.
|Students will have a knowledge of the basics of one the Minimalist Programme, an understanding of why the theory is structured as it is, and how it fits into a broader picture of language and mind; an ability to analyse simple sentences within the theory, and to follow and construct syntactic arguments, and an appreciation of the links between data and theory in syntax and linguistics generally.