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 29  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 05  H'day  H'day  H'day  H'day 
Mon Sep 12  Chapter 2  From Chapter 2: Exercises 1, 6, 8, 10  
Mon Sep 19  Chapter 3. Constituents.  Chapter 3, Exercises 6dh,q, r, 8.  
Mon Sep 26  Chapter 4 (not a fun read!). Phrasestructure rules. Dominance, precedence, and Ccommand  Exercises 3(1016), All of 7, Challenge problems 2, 3.  Structural relations Alternative Lecture  Model answers for assignment 1 
Mon Oct 03  Chapter 5. The Binding Theory; Anaphors, pronouns, and Rexpressions  Chapter 5 Exercises: Problems 2, 4; Challenge problem 4,6  Lecture  
Mon Oct 10  Chapter 6. Xbar Syntax.  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 17  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 24  Assignment: 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 31  New midterm. Attention! This version IS new (102416)!  Ch. 7 Lecture, Constituent review Complements and Adjuncts One replacement.  
Mon Nov 07  Chapter 8 DPs, CPs, TPs. The Lexicon, Theta theory.  Chapter 8: Exercises 3, 5  
Mon Nov 14  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 21  Chapter 11. DP Movement  Exercises 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, Challenge 4  DP Movement lecture  
Mon Nov 28  Chapter 11. DP Movement (ctd)  Exercise 7, Additional Chapter 11 exercises. 

Mon Dec 05  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 12  Chapter 10, 11, 12 Review.  Assignment  
Mon Dec 19  Chapter 10, 11, 12 Review (ctd). Final day of class. Final. 