|e-mail:||Jirka.LastName@gmail.com (start the email's subject with NPFL106)|
|Language:||Czech or English|
|Time & Place:||Wed 10:40-12:10 S11|
The course will help students to get familiar with advanced topics in linguistics, especially syntax, semantics, historical linguistics and psycholinguistics. Most topics will be addressed both from the perspective of traditional linguistics and from the formal perspective of mathematics and computer science. Students are expected to have basic knowledge of linguistics, for example as provided by NPFL063 - Introduction to General Linguistics.
In each class, we will discuss one or more papers (sometimes books or dissertations). It is expected that everybody will have read the papers. For each paper, one or two people will be responsible for leading the discussion (in some cases it will be me).
"Active participation" refers to your comments and questions during class, your answers to my questions, etc. I do not keep track of whether your answers, etc. are correct, but simply whether or not you participate. It is important that you read the assigned papers (especially if you are leading the discusssion).
|Active class participation||0-50|
This is a preliminary schedule, order of the topics and some of the papers might change
|Feb 28||Unbounded dependencies||me|
|Mar 7||Clitics||me||Hana 2007 Chapter 4|
|Mar 14||Montague Semantics||Janssen (2006): Montague Semantics. (ELL2)|
|Mar 21||Ellipsis||Merchant (2012): Ellipsis|
|Mar 28||Information Structure: Vallduví & Roberts||
Vallduvi & Engdal (discuss the basic setup and then select one or two languages; do not dive into the 'terminological minefield' paragraphs explaining that Vallduvi's 'focus' has 15 different names in other theories and that 'focus' means 17 different things.)
|Apr 14||Valency||Dowty: The Dual Analysis of Adjuncts/Complements in Categorial Grammar|
|Apr 21||HPSG||Levine & Meurers (2006)|
|Apr 28||Historical Linguistics||Hock (1991): Principles of Historical Linguistics, Ch.12 Semantic Change.|
|May 2||Psycholinguistics: Processin||
|van Gompel & Pickering 2007 (sken) (textual pdf) (old slides)|
|May 9||Psycholinguistics: L1 Acq||Lieven (2006): Language Development (ELL2) + Stoel-Gammon (2006): Infancy: Phonological Development (ELL2)|
|May 16||Psycholinguistics: Bilingualism||
Bilingualism and cognitive development (Bialystok 2012)
Psychoterapy and bilingualism (Santiago-Rivera and Altarriba 2002)
Bilingualism and Alzheimer (Schweizer 2012)