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01:615:305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Noam Chomsky, Universal Grammar

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13 Sep 2016
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Lecture begins with a review of the syllabus. Most of the text reviewed in class will be. English based, the two exams are take home exams, and no extr
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01:615:305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Lexical Verb, Future Tense, Structural Analysis

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11 Nov 2016
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When we want to find a specifier rule in a language, we must look for the subject"s position. The subject comes after the verb, therefore that is the o
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01:615:305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Genitive Case, Complementizer, Complementary Distribution

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29 Sep 2016
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We began expanding our understanding of dps, tps, and cps. After this we examined the structures of possessive suffixes and saw what exactly can take t
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01:615:305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Binding (Linguistics), Polarity Item

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11 Nov 2016
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A reflexive anaphor must have a binder in a binding domain (the binding domain is a finite cp). Last lecture we were asked if reciprocals work differen
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01:615:305 Lecture 12: 11526-Syntax-2016-10-17

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11 Nov 2016
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Theory of syntax which provides a way to distribute anaphoric elements in sentence structures. The goal of binding theory is to identify the syntactic
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01:615:305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Terminal And Nonterminal Symbols, Nodeb, Sentence Clause Structure

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24 Sep 2016
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We continued to list tests of constituency and ended the lecture going over structural. As previously stated, there are four tests that can be used in
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01:615:305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Irish Language, Theta Criterion, Transformational Grammar

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11 Nov 2016
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Transformation processes are based in transformational grammar (this is a theory of grammar). Over-generation problem with x-bar theory is that it gene
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01:615:305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Inflectional Phrase, Pro-Form, Sentence Clause Structure

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24 Sep 2016
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We reviewed constituency and structural relations and proceeded to the beginnings of x- Tests for constituency (you should use all four to be safe) Pro
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01:615:305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Complementary Distribution, Genitive Case, Complementizer

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11 Nov 2016
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We hypothesize that the structure is as follows to keep consistent with other phrase structures: The evidence for this structure exists in examples of
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01:615:305 Lecture 6: 11526-Syntax-2016-09-26

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27 Sep 2016
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In lecture we reviewed our homework before resuming the notes where they left off: the ambiguity of the french teacher and the lack of ambiguity in the
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01:615:305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Theta Role, Lexical Verb, Complementizer

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11 Nov 2016
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This means you can combine different roles for one argument. For the purpose of this class we just need to identify one (the most. Chicago can be assig
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01:615:305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Theta Criterion, Theta Role, Thematic Relation

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11 Nov 2016
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Finished x-bar theory and began learning about theta criterion. For exam 1 you should be able to: Know why different structures lead to different meani
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