Syntax Syllabus 
Course Outline 
Linguistics 522 
The table below gives an approximate schedule of classes, assignments, and lectures for this course. On days that are shaded gray, class does not meet. Days shaded gray before the last day of classes are either holidays, cancelled classes, or furlough days. Days shaded gray after the last day of classes represent content that would have been covered in class in a normal semester.

Day 
Reading 
Assignment 
Lecture 
Background 
Mon Aug 28  Prerequisites. Syllabus. Expectations. Developing a tolerance for imperfect understanding. The role of assignments in this course. Generative Syntax lecture. Intro slides. Glossary of syntax terms.  
Mon Sep 04  H'day  H'day  H'day  H'day 
Mon Sep 11  Chapter 2  From Chapter 2: Exercises 1, 6, 8, 10  
Mon Sep 18  Chapter 3. Constituents.  Chapter 3, Exercises 6dh,q, r, 8. Challenge 3 [Please write a new NP rule!], 4 [For Part 2, please write a new VP rule]  
Mon Sep 25  Chapter 4 (not a fun read!). Phrasestructure rules. Dominance, precedence, and Ccommand  Chapter 4 Exercises 3(1016), All of 7, Challenge problems 2, 3.  Structural relations Alternative Lecture  Model answers for assignment 1 
Mon Oct 02  Chapter 5. The Binding Theory; Anaphors, pronouns, and Rexpressions  Chapter 5 Exercises: Problems 2, 4; Challenge problem 4,6  Lecture  
Mon Oct 09  Chapter 6. Xbar Syntax.  Chapter 6. Exercises, p.200206. Problem 1a,b,d,e (for this exercise, you MUST use at least 2 of the tests listed in the problem, no tests, no credit); 3; 7a,c,d,i; Challenge probs: 2,3 from Chapter 6.  Lectures:  
Mon Oct 16  Chapter 7: Advanced Xbar Syntax; Introducing Functional heads: CP, TP, DP 
Chapter 7 Exercises, p. 222223. Problem 1 2, 3, 5[d,e,f,g,h]  Lectures:  
Mon Oct 23  2017 midterm. Attention! This link will become active 10/23/17!  Drawing Xbar trees. Constituent review, Binding Theory Quiz, Binding Quiz Answers, Binding theory tutorial notes, Recipes for binding theory arguments, Complement and adjunct tests, One replacement, Model answer to German.  
Mon Oct 30  Ch. 7 Lecture, Constituent review Complements and Adjuncts One replacement.  
Mon Nov 06  Chapter 8 DPs, CPs, TPs. The Lexicon, Theta theory.  Chapter 8: Exercises 3, 5  Ch. 8 Lecture,  
Mon Nov 13  
Mon Nov 20  Chapter 10. Head Movement. [Note: we are SKIPPING Chapter 9]  Chapter 10: Exercises 1, 2, 7, 9b,d,e,f (draw Sstructure trees, not DStructure), Challenge 2, 3.  Lecture.  
Mon Nov 27  Chapter 11. DP Movement  Exercises 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, Challenge 4  DP Movement lecture  
Mon Dec 04  Chapter 11. DP Movement (ctd)  
Mon Dec 11  Chapter 12. Wh Movement.  Exercises Chapter 12. GPS 1 (a,c, d, e,h, n, o, q), GPS 6, CP 1  Wh movement lecture.  
Mon Dec 18  Chapter 10, 11, 12 Review.  Assignment  
Mon Dec 25 