Topic I ECP: Adjuncts vs. Arguments
Readings for Sept. 9-16: Lasnik and Saito (1984) “On the Nature of Proper Government” esp. Sections 1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, and particularly 4 [This is all summarized in Lasnik and Uriagereka 1988 A Course in GB Syntax Sections 4.3-4.5]; Barriers Chapters 4-5; Lasnik and Saito Move α Chapters 1.4 and 2; Rizzi (1990) Relativized Minimality Chapter1. [Also see Barriers Ch. 11 for the possibility of eliminting lexical government from the ECP.]
Readings for Sept. 23: Cinque (1990) Types of A’ Dependencies Chapters 1 and 3; Lasnik and Saito Move α Chapter 5.1.
Topic II Parasitic Gaps
Readings for Sept. 30: Cinque (1990) Types of A’ Dependencies Chapters 3; Concepts and Consequences Chapters 3 and 4 (and, if you like, a summary of it in Lasnik and Uriagereka 1988 A Course in GB Syntax Sections 3.1-3.2); Barriers Chapter 10; Lasnik and Saito Move α Chapters 3.4.1, 188.8.131.52, 5.1.1
Readings for Oct. 7: Continue with the above stuff, especially the Cinque and Move α discussions of NP vs. PP, arguments vs. non-arguments, etc. for locality and for parasitic gaps.
Readings for Oct. 14: Finish Cinque; Nunes Ch.3 pp.87-116.
Readings for Oct. 21: Finish Cinque Ch. 2. Begin ...
Topic III Tough Movement
Lasnik and Fiengo 1974 "Complement object deletion"; Chomsky 1977 "On Wh-Movement" esp. pp.86, 100-110; LGB pp.204-205, 308-314; Knowledge of Language pp.109-114
Readings for Oct. 28: Hicks (2009) “Tough-Constructions and their Derivation”; Hartman 2009 “Intervention in Tough-Constructions”; Fleisher (2013) “On the Absence of Scope Reconstruction in Tough-Subject A-Chains”
Readings for Nov. 4: Continue Oct. 28 readings
Readings for Nov. 11: Finish Oct. 28 readings and
Topic IV Resumptive Pronouns
Readings for Nov. 11: Start Demirdache thesis
Readings for Nov. 18: Demirdache thesis Chapters 1 and 2; 3 Chapters from Resumptive Pronous at the Interfaces: Rouveret, McCloskey, Doron; Aoun, Hornstein, Choueiri
Readings for Nov. 25: Continue Nov. 18 readings and add Aoun and Choueiri; Demirdache and Percus; Guilliot and Malkawi
Readings for Dec. 2: Continue Nov. 18-25 readings.[And here's my 1989 paper discussing the behavior of epithets.]
Norbert Hornstein and Howard Lasnik, instructors
The aim of the course is to review earlier fairly successful GB analyses that have not, in our view, been successfully assimilated within the Minimalist Program (MP). Our primary empirical focus will be on non-local dependencies, especially of the A’-variety. These kinds of dependencies were well studied in later GB and but have received far less attention within current MP analyses. The topics we will cover include:
- ECP effects; the differing locality restrictions on adjuncts vs arguments
- Relevant texts include sections of: Lasnik and Saito (1984) “On the Nature of Proper Government”, (1992) Move α; Barriers; Cinque (1990) Types of A’ Dependencies; Rizzi (1990) Relativized Minimality.
- Parasitic Gaps
- Relevant texts include sections of: Concepts and Consequences, Barriers; Jairo Nunes (1995) UMD thesis The Copy Theory of Movement and Linearization of Chains in the Minimalist Program; Fox and Nissenbaum (1999) “Extraposition and Scope: A Case for Overt QR” WCCFL 18
- Resumptive Pronouns:
- Relevant texts include sections of: Roveret (ed.) (2011) Essays in Resumptive Pronouns at the Interface, Aoun, Choeiri and Hornstein (2001) “Resumption, Movement, and Derivational Economy”; sections of Ross’s thesis.
- Tough Movement:
- Relevant texts include sections of: Lasnik and Fiengo (1974) “Complement Object Deletion”; “On WH-Movement”; LGB; Hicks (2009) “Tough-Constructions and their Derivation”; Hartman 2009 “Intervention in Tough-Constructions”; Fleisher (2013) “On the Absence of Scope Reconstruction in Tough-Subject A-Chains
- Relevant texts include sections of: Charnavel and Sportiche (2013) “Anaphor Binding Domains”, Hornstein papers on pronominal Binding.
We will read some of the classic, and recent,
literature on these topics and explore some new directions. Students will do
a class presentation on one of the readings and write a term paper.