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Mon Sep 18 2006

FYI: Mini-Course in Syntax

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        1.    Karina Molsing, Mini-Course in Syntax

Message 1: Mini-Course in Syntax
Date: 15-Sep-2006
From: Karina Molsing <karinaveronica21yahoo.com>
Subject: Mini-Course in Syntax

Graduate Program in Letters - PUCRS
Provost Office of Research and Graduate Studies – PUCRS

Av. Ipiranga 6681
Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil
CEP 90619-900
Phone: (51) 3320.3676


Introduction to the Minimalist Program

Prof. Dr. Jairo Nunes (Universidade de São Paulo)

Dates: 2 - 6 of October 2006
Time: 9h – 12h
Place: PUCRS, Building 8, room 305
Registration: Secretary of GPL – Building 8, 4th floor
or by e-mail: letras-pgpucrs.br

There is no cost for students
Valid for 1 credit (with final assignment)
(Course will be given in Portuguese)

Perspectives of recent literature in syntactic theory, specifically the
Minimalist Program (Chomsky 1995, 2000, 2001).

Familiarity with Government and Binding theory(Chomsky 1981, 1986).

Reading Suggestion: N. Chomsky e H. Lasnik (1993) Principles and Parameters
Theory, in: Chomsky, N. (1995) The Minimalist Program, cap. 1, 13-127. MIT
Press, Cambridge, Mass.

1. The minimalist project
2. Levels of representation and the architecture of the computational
system in a minimalist model
3. Domains of theta theory
4. Domains of Case
5. Movement operations and questions of minimality
6. Phrase structure
7. Linearization
8. Binding Theory
9. Interpretability of features and checking
10. Derivational economy

Basic bibliography
Chomsky, Noam. 1995. The Minimalist Program. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Chomsky, Noam. 2000. "Minimalist Inquiries: The Framework." In Step by
Step: Essays on Minimalist Syntax in Honor of Howard Lasnik, ed. Roger
Martin, David Michaels and Juan Uriagereka, 81-155. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Chomsky, Noam. 2001. "Derivation by Phase." In Ken Hale: A Life in
Language, ed. Michael Kenstowicz, 1-52. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Hornstein, Norbert, Jairo Nunes and Kleanthes Grohmann. 2005.
Understanding Minimalism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Uriagereka, Juan. 1998. Rhyme and Reason: An Introduction to
Minimalist Syntax. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

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