This is an advanced linguistics course, which presupposes knowledge of both Greek and English and aims at the close study of specific morphosyntactic properties of the two languages. At the theoretical level, a number of questions will be raised as regards the descriptive and explanatory adequacy of syntactic theories (typology vs parameterization in the framework of Minimalism). Discussion will include phenomena such as the notion of ‘subject’; word order; finiteness and definiteness in the NP all of which have been shown to cause learnability problems in second language (L2) acquisition.
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Students will be assessed through written exams.