Spanish and Portuguese | The Structure of Spanish
S427 | 15160 | Professor Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo


HISP-S 427  The Structure of Spanish  (3 credits)     LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or equivalent

The course is an introduction to Spanish Syntax. It assumes that
language can be studied in a scientific and formal way, and offers
the tools to achieve this task in the domain of Syntax, using
Spanish as a point of departure. The course has two interdependent
goals. On one hand, we will study the theory of Universal Grammar to
better understand the syntactic properties of Spanish. On the other
hand, we will study the particular properties of Spanish to increase
our understanding of Universal Grammar. To achieve these goals, we
will review the basic principles to express constituency and
syntactic dependencies, as well as the mechanisms to account for
cross-linguistic syntactic variation.

HISP-S 427   #15160    1:00P-2:15P   TR   WH 109
Prof. Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo

Note:  This class meets jointly with HISP-S 498, #8317, Readings for
Honors.
This class carries N & M credit.