Unification in Syntax (Guest Speaker Norbert Hornstein, 9/25/13)

Norbert Hornstein from the Linguistics Department at UMD discussed unification in syntax, which is “how various models of grammar are converging on ideas about the class of possible grammatical dependencies” (so how everything just works out).
Dr. Hornstein asked that before the lecture we review/learn government and binding theory (a syntax thing), which Alan wrote about in this post.
Notes are coming soon. There was no slideshow.

One thought on “Unification in Syntax (Guest Speaker Norbert Hornstein, 9/25/13)

  1. Although you start to say that there are some languages mnsisig in the tree, i think that Portuguese shouldn’t have been left out, since it is the 5th most spoken language in the world (by number of native speakers), way more than Italian for example, that comes in 19th. Of course we don’t have pizza, or focaccia, but we are talking about languages not food 😛

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