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Queen's University

LING 360/3.0

Comparative Morpho-Syntax

This course examines morpho-syntactic variation across languages. Topics covered include argument structure, derivation versus compounding, case, anaphora, determiners, clause typing and related phenomena. The course assumes the framework of Universal Grammar theory with a focus on how comparative studies in morpho-syntax inform linguistic analysis and theory.

Required Textbook: Butt, M. 2006. Theories of Case. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambrigde University of Press.


Item Weight
Participation 10%
In-Class Group Work 30%
Presentation 30%
Paper 30%
Total 100%
  • Highest 6 of the scheduled group work grades will be counted towards the final grade.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000