Noam Chomsky: Linguistic Theory, Syntax, Semantics, Philosophy of Language
Michel DeGraff: Syntax, Semantics, Creole Languages
Danny Fox: Syntax,Semantics
Sabine Iatridou: Syntax, Semantics
Shigeru Miyagawa: Japanese Syntax, Syntactic Theory
David Pesetsky: Theory of Syntax, Morphology, Language Acquisition, Russian Syntax
Norvin Richards: Syntax, Endangered Languages, Austronesian Languages
Kenneth Wexler: Language Acquisition, Syntax
Students in this program will fulfill all the normal requirements of the Linguistics Program. They will also take four additional courses, and participate in a research forum/discussion group on syntax and semantics.
All students in the program that have completed the first two years are expected to attend and actively participate in at least one (but ideally both) of Syntax Square and the Syntax-Semantics Reading Group (also known as the LF Reading Group), a weekly forum in which students give presentations on their own research and on recent literature about the syntax-semantics interface. The readings will be selected by the participants. Active participation is required for third year students, but is highly recommended also for fourth and fifth year students. Students should start attending in their third or fourth semester.