Meaghan Fowlie

Challenges at the syntax-semantics interface

The order of words in a sentence is determined by the syntax of the language, but this is not the only job syntax has been proposed to have. Many syntactic models assume that the meaning of the sentence is closely related to its syntacic structure. In many cases, such a relationship is straightforward, but a number of phenomena challenge this relationship. This seminar will explore some of these challenges. Topics may include free word order, raising, control, binding, quantifier and neg raising, negative polarity items, questions, and imperatives.

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This course is offered in the winter semester of the 2017-18 school year.

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