Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

LING 404 Syntax II(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. An introduction to modern syntactic theory. Through the study of a variety of grammatical phenomena and processes across different languages, students will gain an understanding of one of the central enterprises in linguistics, namely the development of a general theory of the rules governing the syntactic structures of particular languages, and of the general syntactic principles governing all natural languages. Students will learn to engage in scientific analysis, and will become proficient in syntactic argumentation. Prerequisite: LING 304.