Spanish & Portuguese | Spanish Syntactic Analysis
S511 | 4122 | Clements
TR 8:00 - 9:15 am. 3 cr. section # 4122
Ballantine Hall 140
This course will cover several major issues in Spanish syntax, within a
framework of contemporary syntactic theory. Class time will consist of some
lecturing and extensive discussion of readings and supplementary materials.
Attention will be given to problem solving, understanding alternative
analyses of given issues, and becoming aware of the basic theoretical
assumptions behind each issue. The theoretical approaches to be used will
include Functional Grammar, as well as Principles and Parameters.
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
within one or more theoretical models, and (2) the essential analytical
skills to sort out general advantages and limitations of such models.