Spanish and Portuguese | Advanced Spanish Syntax
S611 | 26432 | M. Rodríguez-Mondoñedo


Professor Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo
email: migrodri@indiana.edu

S611	Advanced Spanish Syntax
TR 2:30pm – 3:45pm/section# 26432/3cr./BH 229

This course is a pro-seminar, whose main goal is to understand: (a)
the way syntactic theories are constructed and (b) the impact that a
syntactic solution can have on related areas. To achieve that, we
will investigate some aspects of the interaction between case and
agreement in Spanish, in particular: (i) the behavior of clitics,
(ii) the effects of case-marking on the structure of the event
(arity operations, telicity, quantization), and (iii) the internal
structure of noun phrases. We will study not only the theoretical
issues, but we will also discuss how to deal with variation and
language acquisition (with respect to clitics and the structure of
noun phrases) from a syntactic perspective, and how to build tests
to collect judgments relevant to investigate the syntax-semantic
interface.


Evaluation:

-a critical review of a published paper on one of the topics
-a final research paper