This course provides a survey of recurring syntactic patterns across languages and introduces tools and strategies that can be used to analyze and describe the grammatical structure of individual languages. Topics covered include voice and valence alternations, complementation, control, raising, relativization, morphological causatives, and serial verbs. This course is required for all students in the Descriptive Linguistics concentration and is a prerequisite for AL5395 Current Issues in Descriptive Linguistics.
Course DetailsLevel: Graduate
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Spring
Prerequisites: AL 4410b Principles of Grammatical Analysis (b).
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