French and Italian | Advanced French Syntax
F671 | 25393 | Dekydtspotter, Laurent


In this topics course, we examine recent advances in the syntax of
French, with focus on modification. We will pay particular attention
to recent treatments of adverbs and prepositional phrases. We will
investigate the representation of modifiers, but also the manner in
which various modifiers are integrated into the syntactic structure
in the task of interpretation of sentences. Thus, we will look at
the question of modification both from the point of view of
competence system, but also from the point of view of the
performance systems. The class requires an introduction to syntactic
theory. Readings will be in the form of articles and book chapters.