|e-mail:||Jirka.LastName@gmail.com (start the email's subject with NPFL106)|
|Language:||Czech or English|
|Time & Place:||Tue 10:40-12:10 (S1 Malá Strana)|
The course will help students to get familiar with advanced topics in linguistics, especially syntax, semantics, historical linguistics and psycholinguistics. Most topics will be addressed both from the perspective of traditional linguistics and from the formal perspective of mathematics and computer science. Students are expected to have basic knowledge of linguistics, for example as provided by NPFL063 - Introduction to General Linguistics.
In each class, we will discuss one or more papers (sometimes books or dissertations). It is expected that everybody will have read the papers. For each paper, one or two people will be responsible for leading the discussion (in some cases it will be me).
"Active participation" refers to your comments and questions during class, your answers to my questions, etc. I do not keep track of whether your answers, etc. are correct, but simply whether or not you participate. It is important that you read the assigned papers (especially if you are leading the discusssion).
|Active class participation||0-50|
This is a preliminary schedule, order of the topics and some of the papers might change
|Feb 18||Unbounded dependencies||me|
|Feb 25||No class||me|
|Mar 4||Clitics||me||Hana 2007 Chapter 4|
|Mar 11||Montague Semantics||Katrin slides||Janssen (2006): Montague Semantics. (ELL2)|
|Mar 18?||Information Structure: Praguian theory||prof. Hajicova||--|
|Mar 25||Information Structure: Vallduví||Antonio
|Vallduvi & Engdal (discuss the basic setup and then select one or two languages; do not dive into the 'terminological minefield' paragraphs explaining that Vallduvi's 'focus' has 15 different names in other theories and that 'focus' means 17 different things.)|
|Apr 1||Pragmatics & IS||Roberts (1998)|
|Apr 8||HPSG||A.Rosen||Levine & Meurers (2006)|
|Hock (1991): Principles of Historical Linguistics, Ch.12 Semantic Change.|
|Apr 22||Categorial Grammar||Pavel
|Steedman & Baldridge (2011): Combinatory Categorial Grammar (discuss basic setup and select some phenomena)|
|Apr 29||Dependency Grammar||available||Duchier & Debusmann (2001): Topological Dependency Trees: A Constraint-based Account of Linear Precedence + Debusmann, Duchier & Kruijff (2004): Extensible Dependency Grammar: A New Methodology|
|May 6||Psycholinguistics: Processing||Ludmila
|van Gompel & Pickering 2007 (sken) (textual pdf)|
|May 13||Psycholinguistics: L1 Acq||Richard
|Lieven (2006): Language Development (ELL2) + Stoel-Gammon (2006): Infancy: Phonological Development (ELL2)|
|May 22||Psycholinguistics: Bilingualism||Honza
|Two people present together:
Bilingualism and cognitive development (Bialystok 2012)
Psychoterapy and bilingualism (Santiago-Rivera and Altarriba 2002)
Bilingualism and Alzheimer (Schweizer 2012)
You can split the articles but since there is a non-zero intersection between them, I would suggest you cooperate on them. Be selective, medical/psychoanalitical details are not relevant to us. You can mention them if you find them interesting, but focus on the psycholinguistic part.