Principles and Parameters in Natural Language
IIT Madras, , Prof. Rajesh Kumar
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Introduction of the Course - What is linguistics? What is Language? - Language and Arbitrariness, Language and Dialect - E vs I Language, Language as a rule governed system - Language Faculty, Language in Human Mind - How do we learn language? - Language Acquisition - Innateness: Some Essential Concepts - Structure of Language at the Level of Sounds - Sounds (Vocal Apparatus) - Places and Manners of Articulation - Word Formation/Phonotactic Rules - Rules of Word Formation (Singular-Plural) - Sentence: An Introduction - Making of a Sentence (Components) - Grammaticality and Acceptability - Subject and Verb in a Sentence - Sentence: Objects and Verbs - Phrase Structure - X-Bar Theory
Specifier and Complement - Complements and Adjuncts - VP Components - Categorial Selections, Selectional Restrictions on verbs - Thematic Relations - Case - Morphological and Abstract Case - Structural Case - Exceptional Case Marking - Movement - Motivations for Movement - Guest Lecture: Generative Grammar by Professor B. N. Patnaik -Questions and Movement - Passives and NP Movement - NP Movement and Raising - Principles of Binding Theory - Binding Theory and NP Interpretations - Constraints on Movements - Structure of Language and Negation - Negation and Negative Polarity Items - Structure, Language, Cognition and Pragmatics
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Principles and Parameters in Natural Language by Prof.Rajesh Kumar,Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,IIT Madras.For more details on NPTEL visit httpnptel.ac.in
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.