- Winter Session 2017-18
- Challenges at the syntax-semantics interface
- Grammars for Trees and Graphs
- Block Seminar to be taught in February. Exact dates TBA
- Co-taught with Alexander Koller and Antoine Venant
- Summer Session 2018
- Seminar. Topic to be decided. What do you want to learn about?
- Syntactic Theory
- Summer Session 2017
- Minimalism seminar
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.
Co-taught with Tania Avgustinova
In this seminar we will explore minimalist syntax, from Chomsky's original formulation (The Minimalist Program) through Stabler's formalisation (Minimalist Grammars), and on to Minimalist approaches to linguistic phenomena.