Curs A.Gallego & D.Ott – Phrase Structure: origins, basic concepts, and long-standing challenges
Phrase Structure: origins, basic concepts, and long-standing challenges
ÁNGEL J. GALLEGO (UAB) & DENNIS OTT (U. OF OTTAWA)
· February 23 (warm up session)
· March 2, 9, 16, 23
· April 6, 13, 20
This course aims at exploring the scope and limits of the theory of phrase structure (PS), taking as a starting point the ‘bare’ formulation of Chomsky 1995 et seq. In so doing, we will discuss the puzzles that certain linguistic phenomena still pose for PS theory; in particular, we will concentrate on adjunction (including head movement), parentheticals, and linear order.