• Ling-I: Scope Issues (advanced)

    (Hongchen Wu, Georgia Tech University)
    In this course, we will start from language data related to scope (primarily quantifier scope) from English, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, and other languages that you are familiar with, and then look at the relation between structure and scope and mechanisms of scope determination. The discussions will involve many broader theoretical notions in the Linguistics field as well, such as, economy, minimality, movement and optimality.