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Description

This course presents a comparison of different proposed architectures for the syntax module of grammar.

The subject traces several themes across a wide variety of approaches, with emphasis on testable differences among models. Models discussed include ancient and medieval proposals, structuralism, early generative grammar, generative semantics, government-binding theory/minimalism, LFG, HPSG, TAG, functionalist perspectives and others

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  • HPSG 1: How it works Unlimited
  • HPSG 2: Infinitival complementation/a-bar dependencies Unlimited
  • LFG: Basics Unlimited
  • Non-derivational principles and parameters/minimalist grammars Unlimited
  • History of analyses of the English auxiliary verb system: Derivations to representations Unlimited
  • Standard theory to generative semantics Unlimited
  • Conditions Unlimited
  • The legacy of conditions: LFG, GPSG, and GB Unlimited

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