This module links formal comparative syntax and syntactic typology. The module explores the formal underpinnings of typological generalisations focussing on two main areas:
A) The syntax of nominal constituents (DPs) and;
B) The syntax of the higher functional field including the syntax of subjects, tense, modality and the complementiser layer.
This module lasts for one term. There is a weekly two-hour seminar.
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
To be posted on the VLE.
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Comparative syntax and syntactic typology
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