What lies beneath the sentences that we say and hear? How do we know which words go together? In The Ling Space this week, we talk about syntax: why we need it, and the trees that structure our words into meaningful phrases, using X’ theory.

Hope you all enjoy the video! And if you want even more on syntax, and the extra material on our website isn’t enough, we really recommend the recent series on various approaches to drawing trees on All Things Linguistic.

Looking forward to hearing what you think!

Reblarg! I got a lot out of this episode, personally, because Syntax was really not my forte at school (I was more of a Phonology/Acquisition/Psycholinguistics person). But I like the way Moti explains it! I feel like I understand the basics a bit better now. Go Moti!

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