Topic I Islands
Readings for Jan.25-Feb.8: Ross 'Guess who?'; Chomsky 'Some Empirical Issues' pp. 71-73; Merchant The Syntax of Silence Chapter 4, Section 1 and Chapter 5 [The link is to the 1999 thesis. As far as I can tell the 2001 book is identical in content.]; Lasnik review of Merchant's book; Lasnik 'When can you save a structure by destroying it?'; Fox and Lasnik 'Successive cyclic movement and island repair'. Here's a handout on island repair.
Additional suggested readings for Feb. 1-8: Chung, Ladusaw and McCloskey 'Sluicing and Logical Form'; Kennedy and merchant 'Attributive comparative deletion' (lots about repair of Left Branch Constraint violations); Frazier and Clifton 'The syntax-discourse divide: Processing ellipsis' (lots of acceptability experiments on sluicing, including island violating sluicing).
Additional suggested readings for Feb. 8: Chung, Ladusaw and McCloskey 2010 'Sluicing(:) Between Structure and Inference'; Chung 'Sluicing and the Lexicon: The Point of No Return'
Supplemental readings on intermediate stranding: du Plessis on P-stranding in Afrikaans; McCloskey on Q-stranding in Irish English.
Supplemental readings on the P-stranding prohibition: Almeida and Yoshida on Brazilian Portuguese; Abels dissertation.
Supplemental readings on architectural issues: Lakoff reply to Baker and Brame; Lasnik on Derivation vs. representation; Perlmutter diss. (esp. chapter 5 and Epilogue), discussion of repair of Comp-t violation added in published version.
Readings for Feb. 22: On Subject Condition (or EPP) repair, Lasnik and Park 'The EPP and the Subject Condition under Sluicing'; Handout.
On Sprouting and islands, Chung, Ladusaw and McCloskey 'Sluicing and Logical Form' pp.277-279; Merchant diss. 4.4; Chung, Ladusaw and McCloskey 2010 'Sluicing(:) Between Structure and Inference'; Chung 'Sluicing and the Lexicon: The Point of No Return'.
Topic II Strong Features
Readings for March 1-8: On Subject Condition (or EPP) repair, HO from last week; HO on Feature Strength; Miyagawa on EPP and Scrambling
Supplemental readings on strong features: Richards 1999 on featural cyclicity; Boskovic and Lasnik 1999 on featural cyclicity; Ochi 1999 on feature movement; Craenenbroeck and Dikken 2006 on EPP repair
Topic III Linearization; PF Realizability
Readings for March 15: Fox and Pesetsky on linearization; Richards 1997 diss. Ch. 4, sect. 2 "Destroying the evidence: ellipsis"
Readings for March 29-April 12 : Fox and Pesetsky HO from last time; Richards Ch. 4 pp. 118-124; Ch. 4, section 1 "Movement to two strong features"; Lasnik on Multiple Sluicing.
Topic IV Repair by Resumption?
Readings for April 12: Wang on 'Sluicing and resumption'; Kennedy 'VP-Deletion and 'Nonparasitic Gaps'; Merchant thesis pp. 172-196.
Don't forget to send us your paper proposal before Monday 4/18
Topic III Revisited
Readings for April 19: Lasnik on Multiple Sluicing.
Topic IV Repair of Condition B Violations? (April 19 if there's time)
April 26 Student presentations: Darryl, Kenshi [Here's Yngve's "Depth Hypothesis" paper, which argues that because of memory limitations grammars function so as to limit depth of embedding on left branches.]
May 3 Student presentations: Sayaka, Dan
May 10 Student presentations: Brad, Chris
Papers due Friday, May 13