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 28  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 30  
Tue Sep 04  Chapter 2. Parts of speech Chapter 3. Constituency  No exercises from chapter 1; Assignment Due Tu. Sep 4.  
Thu Sep 06  Introduction to constituency, fourteen parses.  
Tue Sep 11  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 13  Chapter 3 review. Constituency.  Chapter 3, Challenge 3 [Discussion, but please write a new NP rule!], Challenge 4 [Discussion, but for Part 2, but please write a new VP rule!]  
Tue Sep 18  Chapter 5. The Binding Theory; Anaphors, pronouns, and Rexpressions  Chapter 4 Exercises 3(1016), All of 7, Challenge problems 2, 3.  Lecture  
Thu Sep 20  
Tue Sep 25  Chapter 6. Xbar Syntax  Chapter 5 Exercises: Problems 2, 4; Challenge problem 4,6  Lectures:  
Thu Sep 27  
Tue Oct 02  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 04  Complement and adjunct tests, One replacement.  
Tue Oct 09  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 11  
Tue Oct 16  
Thu Oct 18  2018 Midterm (This link will become live in class today!) 2017 Midterm..  Constituent review, Model answers for Ch. 5 homework Binding Theory Quiz, Complement and adjunct tests, Model answer to German, One replacement, Binding theory tutorial notes, Recipes for binding theory arguments.  
Tue Oct 23  Chapter 7: Advanced Xbar Syntax; Introducing Functional heads: CP, TP, DP 

Thu Oct 25  Chapter 8. The Lexicon, Theta theory.  2016 Midterm due!.  Lexicon Lecture. 

Tue Oct 30  Lecture.  
Thu Nov 01  Chapter 8: Exercises 3, 4, 5  
Tue Nov 06  Chapter 10: Exercises 1, 2, 7, 9b,d,e,f (draw Sstructure trees, not DStructure), Challenge 2, 3.  
Thu Nov 08  Chapter 11. DP Movement  DP Movement lecture  
Tue Nov 13  lecture: Elizabethan English (Verb movement), Verb movement Model, German verb movement, Theta grids  
Thu Nov 15  Chapter 11. Exercises 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, Challenge 2  
Tue Nov 20  
Thu Nov 22  H'day  H'day  H'day  H'day 
Tue Nov 27  Chapter 12. Wh Movement.  Assignment  Wh movement lecture.  
Thu Nov 29  
Tue Dec 04  Chapter 12. GPS 1 (ae, h, i, l, m, n), GPS 6, Challenge Problem Set 1.  
Thu Dec 06 

Lecture : Review : Exam  
Tue Dec 11  Final: Due Tues Dec. 18, 2 PM.  
Thu Dec 13  Final. Assignment  
Tue Dec 18  
Thu Dec 20 