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 30  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 Sep 01  
Tue Sep 06  Chapter 2. Parts of speech Chapter 3. Constituency  No exercises from chapter 1; From Chapter 2: Exercises 1, 6, 8, 10  
Thu Sep 08  Introduction to constituency, fourteen parses.  
Tue Sep 13  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 15  Chapter 3 review. Constituency.  Exercises 3(1016), All of 7, Challenge problems 2, 3.  
Tue Sep 20  Chapter 5. The Binding Theory; Anaphors, pronouns, and Rexpressions  Chapter 3 Exercises: More constituents problems  Lecture  
Thu Sep 22  
Tue Sep 27  Chapter 6. Xbar Syntax  Chapter 5 Exercises: Problems 2, 4; Challenge problem 4,6  Lectures:  
Thu Sep 29  
Tue Oct 04  Chapter 7: Advanced Xbar Syntax; Introducing Functional heads: CP, TP, DP 
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 06  Complement and adjunct tests, One replacement.  
Tue Oct 11  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 13  
Tue Oct 18  
Thu Oct 20  2016 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 25  Chapter 7: Advanced Xbar Syntax; Introducing Functional heads: CP, TP, DP 

Thu Oct 27  Chapter 8. The Lexicon, Theta theory.  2016 Midterm due!.  Lexicon Lecture. 

Tue Nov 01  Lecture.  
Thu Nov 03  Chapter 8: Exercises 3, 4, 5  
Tue Nov 08  Chapter 10: Exercises 1, 2, 7, 9b,d,e,f (draw Sstructure trees, not DStructure), Challenge 2, 3.  
Thu Nov 10  Chapter 11. DP Movement  DP Movement lecture  
Tue Nov 15  lecture: Elizabethan English (Verb movement), Verb movement Model, German verb movement, Theta grids  
Thu Nov 17  Chapter 11. Exercises 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, Challenge 2  
Tue Nov 22  
Thu Nov 24  H'day  H'day  H'day  H'day 
Tue Nov 29  Chapter 12. Wh Movement.  Assignment  Wh movement lecture.  
Thu Dec 01  
Tue Dec 06  
Thu Dec 08  Lecture : Review : Exam  
Tue Dec 13  Final day of class. Final. Assignment 