Paul Hagstrom

Associate Professor of Linguistics
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Paul Hagstrom
Office phone: 617-353-6220
Fax: 617-358-4641
Office number: Linguistics 105
Office address: Linguistics Program, 621 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Office hours: Spring 2017: M12-1, T5-6, R12:30-1:30; or by appointment

BA, Physics and Mathematics, Carleton College
PhD, Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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


Spring 2017

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 321

Syntax: Introduction to Sentential Structure

web A1 Hagstrom TR 11-12:15 CAS 325
Introduction to syntax as an object of inquiry. Students build an increasingly sophisticated model of syntactic knowledge to account for data from English and other languages, constructing and evaluating alternative hypotheses about how sentence structure works. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]
[Meets with GRS LX 621; Previously offered as CAS LX 522 "Syntax I"]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • NOTE: Offered ONLY IN SPRING SEMESTER during 2016-17.

CAS LX 423

Advanced Syntax: Issues in Modern Syntactic Theory

web A1 Hagstrom T 3:30-4:45 COM 210
Exploration of advanced topics in syntax, chosen in part based on student interest, through reading and critical discussion of both foundational and recent literature. [Prereq: CAS LX 321 / GRS LX 621 Syntax: Introduction to Sentential Structure (or CAS LX 522) or consent of instructor.]
[Meets with GRS LX 723; Previously offered as CAS LX 523 "Syntax II"]