ENG 405 Advanced Linguistics: The Research Program of Noam Chomsky (3) MPC

In this Capstone course, students examine the evolving linguistic subfield of generative grammar, pioneered by Noam Chomsky, which revolutionized the study of language and was a primary contributor to the development of the field of cognitive science. Students have the experience of collecting data and identifying patterns within that data, with a goal of forming and testing various hypotheses concerning syntactic rules that allow for construction of a descriptively adequate grammar of a given language and, in a broader sense, construction of a model of the general mental representation of language. ENG 303 or equivalent. Offered alternate years.

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