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Topics in Syntax and Semantics of Slavic


Topics in Syntax and Semantics of Slavic

The last decade or two has witnessed an explosion of interesting investigations of the syntax and semantics of the Slavic languages. This class will explore several interconnected semantic and syntactic phenomena of this language family. The course aims to provide an overview of several live topics, and to spur interest in investigation the many intriguing but unsolved puzzles that these languages present. Topics to discussed will include verb-stem morphology and verbal aspect; nominal case and the internal structure of the Slavic noun phrase; clause structure and scrambling.

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First two-week Session


8:30 am-10:20 am
8:30 am-10:20 am



Intermediate or advanced-level background in syntax and/or semantics