Paul Hagstrom

Associate Professor of Linguistics
    Director of Undergraduate Studies

Paul Hagstrom
Email: hagstrom@bu.edu
Web: http://ling.bu.edu/people/hagstrom
Web: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/hagstrom/
Office phone: 617-353-6220
Fax: 617-358-4641
Office number: 105
Office address: 621 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215

BA, Carleton College
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Hagstrom's research interests are in syntax, semantics, and language acquisition.

Courses

Fall 2015

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 522

Syntax I

A1 Hagstrom TR 3:30-5 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.

CAS LX 523

Syntax II

A1 Hagstrom M 4-7 TBA
Investigation of syntactic commonalities and differences across languages. Scrutiny of evidence and argumentation from past and current analyses, focusing on construction of strong arguments. Topics include movement, passives, question formation, syntactic micro-structure, and interaction with semantics, pragmatics, and phonology. [Prereq: CAS LX 522 Syntax I or consent of instructor.]

Spring 2016

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 522

Syntax I

A1 Hagstrom TR 3:30-5 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.

CAS LX 540

Acquisition of Syntax

A1 Hagstrom TR 11-12:30 TBA
A general introduction to the study of first and second language acquisition within the framework of generative grammar, focused on the development of syntax. Topics include: the development of syntactic structure, verb movement, finiteness, null subjects, binding, and questions. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]