Principles and Parameters in Natural Language


Lecture 1 - Introduction of the Course


Lecture 2 - What is linguistics? What is Language?


Lecture 3 - Language and Arbitrariness, Language and Dialect


Lecture 4 - E vs I Language, Language as a rule governed system


Lecture 5 - Language Faculty, Language in Human Mind


Lecture 6 - How do we learn language?


Lecture 7 - Language Acquisition


Lecture 8 - Innateness: Some Essential Concepts


Lecture 9 - Structure of Language at the Level of Sounds


Lecture 10 - Sounds (Vocal Apparatus)


Lecture 11 - Places and Manners of Articulation


Lecture 12 - Word Formation/Phonotactic Rules


Lecture 13 - Rules of Word Formation (Singular-Plural)


Lecture 14 - Sentence: An Introduction


Lecture 15 - Making of a Sentence (Components)


Lecture 16 - Grammaticality and Acceptability


Lecture 17 - Subject and Verb in a Sentence


Lecture 18 - Sentence: Objects and Verbs


Lecture 19 - Phrase Structure


Lecture 20 - X-Bar Theory


Lecture 21 - Specifier and Complement


Lecture 22 - Complements and Adjuncts


Lecture 23 - VP Components


Lecture 24 - Categorial Selections, Selectional Restrictions on verbs


Lecture 25 - Thematic Relations


Lecture 26 - Case


Lecture 27 - Morphological and Abstract Case


Lecture 28 - Structural Case


Lecture 29 - Exceptional Case Marking


Lecture 30 - Movement


Lecture 31 - Motivations for Movement


Lecture 32 - Questions and Movement


Lecture 33 - Guest Lecture: Generative Grammar by Professor B. N. Patnaik


Lecture 34 - Passives and NP Movement


Lecture 35 - NP Movement and Raising


Lecture 36 - Binding Theory and NP Interpretations


Lecture 37 - Principles of Binding Theory


Lecture 38 - Constraints on Movements


Lecture 39 - Structure of Language and Negation


Lecture 40 - Negation and Negative Polarity Items


Lecture 41 - Structure, Language, Cognition and Pragmatics