24.960 Syntactic Models

As taught in: Spring 2006

Entrance to D-wing of the old Building 20.

Entrance to D-wing of the old Building 20. (Photo courtesy of John F. Cook.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. David Pesetsky

Course Features

Course 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.