• Ling-F. Languages of the World

    (Asya Pereltsvaig, Santa Clara University)

    This course is available for all stduents. Intended for students interested in linguistic typology

    This course is an introduction to language variation and typology. The focus is on the generative approach to typology but other approaches will be considered as well. Topics covered include: sounds and sound systems; morphology across languages; grammatical categories; simple sentence structure; word order. In addition to describing observable patterns of cross-linguistic variation, we will also discuss theories that attempt to relate this variation to external factors such as physical geography, social organization, or contacts between linguistic groups.