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 
Tue Aug 29  Chapter 1, Chapter 2  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.  
Thu Aug 31  
Tue Sep 05  Chapter 2. Parts of speech Chapter 3. Constituency  No exercises from chapter 1; From Chapter 2: Exercises 1, 6, 8, 10  
Thu Sep 07  Introduction to constituency, fourteen parses.  
Tue Sep 12  Chapter 4. Structural relations. (not a fun read!). Phrasestructure rules. Dominance, precedence, and Ccommand  Chapter 3, Exercises 6dh,q, r, 8  Structural relations Alternative Lecture.  Model answers for assignment 1 
Thu Sep 14  Chapter 3 review. Constituency.  Chapter 3, Challenge 3 [Please write a new NP rule!], 4 [For Part 2, please write a new VP rule]  
Tue Sep 19  Chapter 5. The Binding Theory; Anaphors, pronouns, and Rexpressions  Chapter 4 Exercises 3(1016), All of 7, Challenge problems 2, 3.  Lecture  
Thu Sep 21  
Tue Sep 26  Chapter 6. Xbar Syntax  Chapter 5 Exercises: Problems 2, 4; Challenge problem 4,6  Lectures:  
Thu Sep 28  
Tue Oct 03  Chapter 7: Advanced Xbar Syntax; Introducing Functional heads: CP, TP, DP 
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.  
Thu Oct 05  Complement and adjunct tests, One replacement.  
Tue Oct 10  Assignment: Exercises, p. 222223. Problem 1 2, 3, 5[d,e,f,g,h]  Chapter 16. Review. Constituent review, Binding Theory Quiz, Complement and adjunct tests, Model answer to German, One replacement, Binding theory tutorial notes, Recipes for binding theory arguments.  
Thu Oct 12  
Tue Oct 17  
Thu Oct 19  2017 Midterm (This link will become live in class today!).  Constituent review, Binding Theory Quiz, Complement and adjunct tests, Model answer to German, One replacement, Binding theory tutorial notes, Recipes for binding theory arguments.  
Tue Oct 24  Chapter 7: Advanced Xbar Syntax; Introducing Functional heads: CP, TP, DP 

Thu Oct 26  Chapter 8. The Lexicon, Theta theory.  2016 Midterm due!.  Lexicon Lecture. 

Tue Oct 31  Lecture.  
Thu Nov 02  Chapter 8: Exercises 3, 4, 5  
Tue Nov 07  Chapter 10: Exercises 1, 2, 7, 9b,d,e,f (draw Sstructure trees, not DStructure), Challenge 2, 3.  
Thu Nov 09  Chapter 11. DP Movement  DP Movement lecture  
Tue Nov 14  lecture: Elizabethan English (Verb movement), Verb movement Model, German verb movement, Theta grids  
Thu Nov 16  Chapter 11. Exercises 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, Challenge 2  
Tue Nov 21  
Thu Nov 23  H'day  H'day  H'day  H'day 
Tue Nov 28  Chapter 12. Wh Movement.  Assignment  Wh movement lecture.  
Thu Nov 30  
Tue Dec 05  Chapter 12. GPS 1 (ae, h, i, l, m, n), GPS 6, Challenge Problem Set 1.  
Thu Dec 07 

Lecture : Review : Exam  
Tue Dec 12  
Thu Dec 14  Final. Assignment 
Last class day 

Tue Dec 19  
Thu Dec 21 