AP/LING 4150 3.00
Topics in the Syntax-Semantics Interface
This course explores issues at the syntax-semantics interface. Topics include the interaction between case, aspect and DP type, the distinction between syntactic versus semantic arguments, and structural encodings of discourse related properties such as topic-comment, theme-rheme, and focus-presupposition structures in various languages.
INSTRUCTOR: Gabriela Alboiu
PREREQUISITES: AP/LING 3140 3.0 and three other credits in linguistics (LING) at the 3000-level, all with grades of C+ or higher, or permission of the Department.
FORMAT: One 3-hour session weekly.
TEXTS: No textbook. Various readings from the primary literature.