Description
SYNTACTIC THEORY
This course is an introduction, stressing understanding of theoretical concepts, to the transformational generative approach to English sentence structure. This approach uses formal rules to produce sentences, and to explain how they are composed of phrases. The first part of the course concentrates on mechanical manipulation of systems of rules, aiming to acquaint the student with how the rules work. The second part concentrates on how syntacticians use evidence about a language to support or disconfirm their theories.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
LING 1777
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Linguistics
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: LING 1000 or CSD 1020; MIN GRAD 'B'
Typically Offered
Spring