Paul Hagstrom

Associate Professor, Linguistics

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
Office hours: Spring 2015: On sabbatical leave

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 519

Questions

A1 Hagstrom M 4-7 TBA
Exploration of question formation across languages, and from several theoretical perspectives, integrating syntax, phonology, semantics, morphology, pragmatics, and philosophy in pursuit of a general understanding of one of the central phenomena in theoretical linguistics. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]

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. The Wednesday section meetings (also led by Byron Ahn) offer an opportunity for interactive discussions and practice before students work on their own. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

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. The Wednesday section meetings (also led by Byron Ahn) offer an opportunity for interactive discussions and practice before students work on their own. [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.]