LINGUIST List 32.2606

Tue Aug 10 2021

Summer Schools: Simpler Syntax: foundations and applications / Online

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 09-Aug-2021
From: Associação Brasileira de Linguística <>
Subject: Simpler Syntax: foundations and applications / Online
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Simpler Syntax: foundations and applications

Host Institution:

Dates: 20-Aug-2021 - 05-Nov-2021
Location: Online, Web, Brazil

Focus: The lectures and reading material will be made available online. Audience interaction on the Abralin E-learning platform will be encouraged by means of questions concerning the content of the lectures.
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

Like other syntactic theories, Simpler Syntax is an attempt to describe and
explain a language user's ability to establish a correspondence between
meaning and sound/gesture. What defines Simpler Syntax is the claim that this
correspondence should be as minimal as possible: i.e. that syntax should only
be invoked when other factors are insufficient to explain the phenomena. This
course is an introduction to Simpler Syntax, focusing both on its general
foundations within the Parallel Architecture as well as in applications to
particular empirical domains, such as morphology, binding theory, island
constraints, language variation and universals.

Tuition Explanation: This is a free online course.

Registration: 09-Aug-2021 to 19-Aug-2021

Contact Person: Abralin EAD

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