PREREQUISITE: LING-UA.1 OR LING-UA.0003 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
What determines the sequencing of words in a given language? How can we explain word-order variation within and across languages? Are there universal syntactic properties common to the grammar of all languages? Presents the modern generative approach to the scientific study of language and systematically develops a model that will account for the most basic syntactic constructions of natural language.