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College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LING 200 - Syntax

All languages have structure, and syntax is the study of how speakers combine words into meaningful phrases, sentences, and conversations. The world’s languages vary enormously in how they express events and describe situations, and in this class, you will learn about the many different ways in which syntax makes this communication possible. We will explore this syntactic diversity by going hands-on with real data from a variety of languages - including specific languages of your choice. The class will be held in a proseminar format, where students will guide the majority of discussion based on prepared notes. Every spring. (4 Credits)