EL5101 Grammatical Analysis 2019

Michael Yoshitaka ERLEWINE (mitcho)
Office: AS5 06-09
Office hours: Thursdays 10:30–noon
Classes are Wednesdays at 6pm, in AS1 room 02-05.
Syllabus PDF (but always see Schedule below for the latest)


Day Topic Reading (before class) To submit (before class)
Aug 14 Grammatical knowledge; constituency   Survey on LumiNUS by Friday
Aug 21 Building structure Chomsky 1986 ch. 1–2; CS2, 3 KOL questions
Aug 28 Argument asymmetries, vP CS4 PS1
Sep 4 Subjects CS6.1–6.2; optional: McCloskey 1997  
Sep 11 More subjects CS4.5, 6.4; optional: Perlmutter 1998 PS2
Sep 18 Case and agreement, language reports, quiz CS6.3; Pesetsky & Torrego 2011  
Sep 25 Recess Week: No class   PS3 (5101R version)
Oct 2 Ergativity (+ Quiz 1)    
Oct 9 Auxiliaries and head movement CS5 PS4
Oct 16 Embedded clauses (Kenyon Branan) CS5  
Oct 23 No class   PS5
Oct 30 V2 and wh-movement CS9  
Nov 6 More movement; review CS10 PS6
Nov 13 Spell-Out (+ Quiz 2)    
Saturday, November 16: language report due

CSn = section/chapter n in Adger 2003 Core Syntax