Byron Ahn

Visiting Assistant Professor of Syntax (2014-15)

Byron Ahn
Email: byronahn@bu.edu
Web: http://www.byronahn.com

BA in Linguistics, Cornell University
MA and PhD in Linguistics (expected, 2014), UCLA

Courses

Fall 2014

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 522

Syntax I

A1 Ahn TR 9:30-11 CAS B18A
W 5-6 CAS B18A
Introduction to the logical structure and organization of language, and to generative theory. Application of principles of syntactic analysis to students' own and other languages through data-oriented problems from different language types. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

CAS LX 523

Syntax II

A1 Ahn TR 11-12:30 CAS 323A
W 3-4 CAS 424
Study of recent developments in syntactic theory, including the principles and parameters framework of generative grammar (the Minimalist Program, Antisymmetry) and certain other generative approaches (including Optimality Theory). This course builds on the background from established in LX 522 and provides an introduction to current issues in the field and proposals from the current theoretical linguistics literature. [Prereq: CAS LX 522 Syntax I or consent of instructor.]

Spring 2015

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 500

Topics in Linguistics: Melodies of English (and some other languages)

A1 Ahn TR 3:30-5 TBA
W 3-4 TBA
Coming soon [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor]

CAS LX 522

Syntax I

A1 Ahn TR 12:30-2 TBA
W 4-5 TBA
Introduction to the logical structure and organization of language, and to generative theory. Application of principles of syntactic analysis to students' own and other languages through data-oriented problems from different language types. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.