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24.946 Linguistic Theory and the Japanese Language, Fall 2001

A linguistic tree.
A linguistic tree. (Courtesy of Mark Knauf and Etsuyo Yuasa,  Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL), Ohio State University.)

Highlights of this Course

Several lecture notes are available, covering topics such as A-movement, word-order, permutation and reconstuction, double-object construction, and possessor raising, locational verbs.

Course Description

We will look at some recent discoveries in Japanese language (and other relevant languages) that relate to long-standing problems in theoretical linguistics. The course is divided into three parts:

  • A-positions and A-chains 8 weeks (approx)
  • A'-positions and A'-chains 2 weeks (approx)
  • Student presentations 3 weeks (approx)


Prof. Shigeru Miyagawa

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session




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