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2005 LSA Institute Linguistic Society of America









Luigi Rizzi is full professor of general linguistics at the University of Siena. He studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore, at the University of Pisa and at the University of Paris VIII. He has been on the faculty of departments of linguistics at different universities in Europe and in the US; in particular, he has been associate professor at MIT, full professor at the University of Geneva, adjunct professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. He is an honorary member of the Linguistic Society of America, and is a corresponding fellow of the British Academy. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT). He is co-director of Rivista di grammatica generativa and has been European Editor of Linguistic Inquiry for over a decade. He is a member of the scientific committee of several journals, including Language Acquisition, Linguistic Inquiry, Probus, Revista Argentina de Linguistica, Rivista di Linguistica, Sistemi intelligenti, Studia Linguistica. His research fields are theoretical linguistics and the study of language acquisition and he has contributed in particular to the development of the parametric approach to comparative syntax, to the theory of locality and to the study of syntactic representations, with especial reference to the cartography of syntactic structures. Some publications include Relativized Minimality (MIT Press, 1990); Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition (Routledge, 2000); The Structure of CP and IP - The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 2 (Oxford University Press, 2004); and "On the Grammatical Basis of Language Development," in Handbook of Comparative Syntax (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Seminar in the Theory of the Acquisition of Inflection and Clause Structure | LSA.216
with Kenneth Wexler
MW 1:00-2:40
Three Week Course | Second Session

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