LGCS105 PO - Syntactic Analysis

When Offered: Last offered fall 2019.
Instructor(s): M. Diercks
Credit: 1

This course examines the sentence structure of natural language, addressing the (mostly unconscious) knowledge people have about language and proposing cognitive structures for that knowledge. For example, we explain why you can run up a bill and run up a hill, but while you can run a bill up, you can't run a hill up. Over the course of the semester we will adjust our theoretical model of syntax (using the framework of generative syntax), arriving at a set of claims about the nature of syntactic structures that are universal to all languages. The course emphasizes analysis and argumentation, with a writing-centric curriculum. Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: LGCS 010 PO .
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 2; Writing Intensive

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