MAEnglish Generative Grammar

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: Seminar Classes

Main Instructor

Gašper Ilc, PhD, Associate Professor

Instructor

Gašper Ilc, PhD, Associate Professor

Course Description

  • Theoretical background, key concepts and terms, and methodological procedures of generative grammar. The goals of generative grammar as a general linguistic theory.
  • Generative grammar from the Standard Model to Minimalism.
  • The Principles-and-Parameters grammar (P&P): the Government and Binding model (GB), and its modules: X-bar theory, Theta theory, Case theory, Binding theory, Control theory, Bounding theory.
  • Transformations: Head-movement, NP-movement, Wh-movement. Logical Form.
  • The Minimalist model. Comparison between GB and Minimalism.

 

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Radford, Andrew. 2004. Minimalist Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.