From Words to Phrases
The Cinque Hierarchy
Marler, Peter. "On Innateness: Are Sparrow Songs 'Learned' or 'Innate'." In The Design of Animal Communication. Edited by Marc D. Hauser, and Mark Konishi. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999. Pp. 293-318.
Constituent Structure and Tests for Constituent Structure
Sentence Fragments, Movement, Ellipsis, Anaphora as Tests for
X-bar Theory: Heads
Complements and Modifiers
Radford, Andrew. Chapter 2 in Syntax: A Minimalist Introduction. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Pp. 61-81.
———. Transformational Grammar: A First Course. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1988. Pp. 167-196 only.
The Sisterhood Condition on Selection, and Some Consequences
Implications for Acquisition
Modification of the Sisterhood Condition gives the Notion "Head"
CP and IP
Apparent Deviations from the Sisterhood Condition due to Movement
The Architecture of the Grammar
The Rule Move: Scrambling in Japanese
What's Universal? The UTAH Condition on Thematic Role Assignment
Apparent Deviations from the Sisterhood Condition in Verb-second languages (German, Dutch, Swedish, Vata...)
Verb Movement to I in French
VSO Languages (Irish, Welsh...) and the VP-internal Subject Hypothesis
Carnie, Andrew. Chapter 8 in Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Cambridge: Blackwell, 2001. Pp. 187-221.
|6||The English Verb System|
Morphological Case Systems
Case Theory and the Distribution of Complements
DP vs. Non-DP; V&P vs. N&A
English as a Case Language!
Passive Sentences and Raising to Subject
Passive in the Clause and in NP
Long-distance Passive vs. Control (PRO)
Subject Control vs. Object Control
Carnie, Andrew. Chapter 9 in Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Cambridge: Blackwell, 2001. Pp. 223-252.
The 1-Advancement Exclusiveness Law.
|11||How Well Can We Predict Unaccusativity from Lexical Semantics?|| |
Levin, Beth, and Malka Rappaport. "Introduction." Chapter 1 in Unaccusativity at the Syntax-Lexical Semantics Interface. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995. Pp. 2-33. Optional reading: Chapter 2, 34-81.
Coreference and Constituent Structure
Principle A, Principle B, Principle C
Coreference, Binding and Disjoint Reference
Long-distance Reflexives in Dutch and Chinese
Haegeman, Liliane. Chapter 4 in Introduction to Government and Binding Theory. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell. Pp. 201-229.
Binding vs. Coreference
Binding and Coreference in Language Acquisition and Language Disorders
Guasti, Maria Teresa. Chapter 8 in Language Acquisition: The Growth of Grammar. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002. Pp. 271-308.
|14||Is it Real?||Hendrick, R., and P. C. Gordon. "Intuitive Knowledge of Linguistic Coreference." In Cognition 62. Pp. 325-370.|
wh-movement as Movement to Spec, CP
I-to-C Movement and wh-movement in Questions and Relative Clauses
|Haegeman, Liliane. Chapter 7 in Introduction to Government and Binding Theory. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994. Sections 1-4.4. Pp. 371-384; 397-413.|
Doubly-Filled Comp Filter
The Model of Grammar: "Superiority Effects" and "Tucking In"
|17||Island Phenomena; The "Subjacency Condition"|| |
The Condition on Extraction Domains (CED)
Covert Movement and "Logical Form"
WH-movement in Japanese/Chinese-type languages
|Haegeman, Liliane. Chapter 9 in Introduction to Government and Binding Theory. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994. Sections 1-2.3.3. Pp. 485-507.|
Ellipsis and Quantifier Raising
Quantifier Raising, VP-ellipsis, Antecedent-Contained Deletion
The Architecture of the Grammar
The "Minimalist Program"