This advanced course on issues in syntax and semantics shall address issues such as Minimalism and economy of representation, Feature-checking (case, agreement, morphology-syntax interface), Locality-constraints, Phrase structure, Movement operations, Logical form (syntax-semantics interface), Compositionality, Variables and variable binding, Quantification and Ellipsis and Binding. This course shall also deal with the relationship between language, culture and society with respect to topics such as Language, culture and world-view, Language and Social Class, Language and Gender, Languages in Contact: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Language and Nation and Language Planning.
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