Week by week:
Jan. 27 Overview and survey. Some background: Reader's
Digest version of May's thesis; HO on history of Binding Theory
Feb. 3 No class - Baggett Lecture
Feb. 10-17 Transformational treatments of pronouns, reflexives, and control: More investigation of pros and cons, and early alternatives; Strong Crossover
Lees and Klima (1963) "Rules for English Pronominalization"
McCawley (1967) "Where Do Noun Phrases Come From" pp. 181-182 are particularly relevant, but the whole article is well worth reading.
Postal (1970) "On Coreferential Complement Subject Deletion" [[This is pretty long; just try to get the basic gist.]]
Postal (1971) Crossover Phenomena Part III
Jackendoff (1972) Semantic Interpretation in Generative Grammar Chapters 4 and 5 [[At least skim them]] Ch. 4 is here; Ch. 5 is here.
At least browse Wasow's
diss., chapters 1, 2, and 4.
Lasnik and Funakoshi (in press) "Condition C Violations and Strong Crossover"
Feb. 24-March 2 Weak Crossover (after we finish SCO, which I now realize will take most of Feb. 24)
Lasnik (1994) "Operators and Obviation"
Lasnik and Uriagereka (1988) A Course in GB Syntax, chapter 3.
Chaomsky (1982) Some Concepts and Consequences ... chapters 3 and 4.
Chomsky (1976) "Conditions on Rules of Grammar" pp. 199-204
Koopman and Sportiche (1982) "Variables and the Bijection Principle"
Safir (1984) "Multiple Variable Binding"
March 9 Plenty of stuff left over from last time!
March 23 Ditto!
HO on WH-Q interactions
March 30 Finish WCO discussion; continue WH-Q interction discussion, especially with respect to the bound pronoun loophole. On the latter, here are some HOs and readings:
Bound pronouns HO; UMass HO; Grano-Lasnik ms.
April 6 Lots more discussion of the bound pronoun loophole.
ACD if there's time.
April 13 Paper proposal due. (Just a couple of pages with the phenomenon you plan to investigate, and a bit of bibliography. Send it to me as a pdf, so I can easily send back comments.)
April 13 More on ACD. Here is some of the classic literature: article
by Bouton introducing the topic; Sag's
thesis pp. 45-50 and 79-81; and pp. 11-14 of May's 1985 book Logical
and its interactions with anaphor binding. HO on QL; May
(1977) thesis 188-204; Lebeaux's
original article; May Logical
Form 97-105. Lasnik (2012) . Fox (1999); Lasnik&Funakoshi (On single tree condition).
April 27-May 4 Student presentations
May 4 "Linking Theory", Higginbotham's 1983 alternative to Binding Theory. For summary and discussion, see Chapter 5.2 of Lasnik and Uriagereka (1988).
Howard Lasnik, instructor
1106 Marie Mount Hall
<lasnik [AT] UMD [DOT] edu>
Tuesday mornings and afternoon
Thursdays until about 4:00 pm
Subject matter will include:
Pronouns as bound variables
WCO (and weakest cross over)
Split quantificational antecedents
Family of questions reading
EQUI vs. Control with quantificational antecedents
Lebeaux scope ‘trapping’
Scope restrictions on Tough movement (Some linguists are easy to please)
Scope and binding asymmetries in double object constructions
Term paper (and proposal)