Spanish and Portuguese | Spanish Syntactical Analysis
S511 | 26601 | J. C. Clements

Professor J. Clancy Clements

S511     Spanish Syntactical Analysis

TR 8:00am  9:15am/class# 26601/3cr./Ballantine Hall 235

This course covers several major issues in Spanish syntax, within a
framework of functional-typological grammar, with some additional
readings.  As a basis, we will study some introductory material that
introduces us to a variety of general questions that we will examine
as they pertain to key questions of Spanish syntax. Class time will
consist of lecturing and extensive discussion of readings and
supplementary materials.  Attention will be given to problem
solving, understanding different sides of an issue, and becoming
aware of the basic theoretical assumptions behind each issue.

The aim of this course is to provide the student of Spanish
linguistics with:  (1) a good basic understanding of some key issues
in Spanish syntax from a general functionalist perspective, and (2)
the essential analytical skills to sort out general advantages and
limitations of such a modal.