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LING 4202 – Syntax 2, Spring 2017

This is the webpage for LING 4202 – Syntax 2, for Spring 2017! Here's where you'll find the schedule, readings, handouts, and homework assignments.

Homework:
Homework 1: GB Review. Due 10/04.
Homework 2: Case and vP. Due 10/20.
Homework 3: Movement. Due 11/01.
Homework 4: Subjacency. Due 11/008.

Syllabus:

Handouts:
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: X' Theory (Review)
Week 3: Case and Theta Theory (Review)
Week 6: Merge
Week 10: Covert Movement
Week 11: Control
Week 12: (Spillover Region)
Week 13: (Spillover Region)
Week 14: PRESENTATIONS
Week 15: PRESENTATIONS

Schedule:
09/06: Introduction; GB vs. Minimalism. Readings: Lasnik (2002)
09/11: X' Theory. Readings: Carnie (2010) Ch. 2 
09/13: X' Theory. Readings: Carnie (2010) Ch. 2
09/18: Case and Theta Theory. Readings: Haegeman (1994) Ch. 3, 153–173; 180–186
09/20: Case and Theta Theory. Readings: Haegeman (1994) Ch. 3, 153–173; 180–186
09/25: GB and Minimalism. Readings: Hornstein, Grohmann, & Nunes (2006) Ch. 2.
09/27: GB and Minimalism. Readings: Hornstein, Grohmann, & Nunes (2006) Ch. 2. 
10/02: GB and Minimalism. Readings: Hornstein, Grohmann, & Nunes (2006) Ch. 2. 
10/04: GB and Minimalism. Readings: Hornstein, Grohmann, & Nunes (2006) Ch. 2. 
10/09: The vP Hypothesis. Readings: Harley (2010).
10/11: The vP Hypothesis. Readings: Harley (2010). Homework 1 Due.
10/16: Merge. Readings: Hornstein, Grohmann, & Nunes (2006) Ch. 6.
10/18: Merge. Readings: Hornstein, Grohmann, & Nunes (2006) Ch. 6.
10/22: Homework 2 and Paper Summary Due.
10/23: Merge and Move. Readings: Hornstein, Grohmann & Nunes (2006) Secs. 9.1–9.3
10/25: Merge and Move. Readings: Hornstein, Grohmann & Nunes (2006) Secs. 9.1–9.3 
10/30: Islands. Readings: Boeckx (2012) Ch. 2.
11/01: Islands. Readings: Boeckx (2012) Ch. 2.
11/06: Spell-Out and Phase Theory. Readings: Citko (2014), Ch. 2.
11/08: Spell-Out and Phase Theory. Readings: Citko (2014), Ch. 2
11/10: Homework 3 Due
11/13: Covert Movement. Readings: Hornstein, Grohmann & Nunes (2006) Ch. 9.4; Pesetsky (2000) Ch. 1. Proposal Due.
11/15: Covert Movement. Readings: Hornstein, Grohmann & Nunes (2006) Ch. 9.4; Pesetsky (2000) Ch. 1.
11/20: Control. Readings: Hornstein (1999)
11/22: Class Canceled. 
11/27: Control. Readings: Hornstein (1999)
11/29: (Spillover)
11/31: Homework 4 and Paper Summary Due
12/04: Presentations
12/06: Presentations
12/11: Presentations
12/13: Presentations . Paper Due.

Readings:
Readings are available either through the course website or through e-mail.
Boeckx, Cedric. 2012. Syntactic Islands. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Carnie, Andrew. 2010. Constituent Structure. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Citko, Barbara. 2014. Phase Theory: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Haegeman, Liliane. 1994. Introduction to Government and Binding Theory. Oxford: Blackwell.
Harley, Heidi. 2010.  A Minimalist Approach to Argument Structure. In C. Boeckx (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hornstein, Norbert. 1999. Movement and Control. Linguistic Inquiry 30(1), 69–96.
Hornstein, Norbert, Kleanthes Grohmann, & Jairo Nunes. 2006. Understanding Minimalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lasnik, Howard. 2002. The minimalist program in syntax. TRENDS in Cognitive Science 6(1), 432–437.
Pesetsky, David. 2000. Phrasal Movement and Its Kin. Cambridge: MIT Press
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