||I will begin working in the fall on a Ph.D. in Slavic and general linguistics, and I know I have a lot to catch up on. Although I have a strong background in traditional Slavic descriptive linguistics and will be reviewing it in the fall, I have taken only introductory courses in formal syntax and phonology and in my free time read a handful of general survey texts in generative grammar.
A crash course(s) in generative grammar will provide a fresh perspective on what I've learned mostly as diachronic phenomena and help me analyze the parametric variation across Slavic languages. My language of specialization is Serbocroatian, and its tonal system is my biggest research interest; reading autosegmental and OT analyses on SC tone drove the point home that I need to devote more time to formal linguistics. Therefore the intro course on syllable structure will be of particular interest, as will the class on case, but right now there's not a class I wouldn't want to take!