We will look at many classic papers and dissertation chapters in syntax organized
by topic. The instructors will give an overview of a particular topic and
students will then lead discussions of the papers they choose. Students
will give three presentations (one each from three of the five topic areas
on the reading list). Here is the list
of readings, organized by topic.
Additional requirements will include a final paper: Review paper (10-12 pp) for 689D students; Research paper for 889D students. Students are encouraged to turn in review papers earlier. Depending on what scheduling permits, there might also be in class presentations of (some of) the material that will constitute the final paper (though this now looks unlikely; Syntax Lab could potentially be used for this purpose).