|TITLE||Theorizing about Language|
|LEVEL||02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DEPARTMENT||Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology|
In this study-unit, students study in detail the concept of a scientific theory and apply their knowledge of theories to specific linguistic theories.
The concept of a theory is explored and discussed in detail; Pro-Drop theory and Binding Theory are presented and analysed as examples of linguistic sub-theories, with an emphasis on an understanding of the relation between the data and the theory.
- Allwood J., L.G. Andersson and O. Dahl 1997. Logic in Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- Lyons, J. 1968. Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- Newmeyer, F. 1980. Linguistic Theory in America: the first quarter-century of transformational generative Grammar. New York: Academic Press
- Newmeyer, F. 1983. Grammatical Theory: its limits and its possibilities. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
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