All page numbers below are to the textbook, Contemporary Linguistic Analysis ‘CLA’ henceforth. I expect the readings to be done before the lectures. The lecture notes extend the content of the textbook significantly, so you need to come to lecture and engage with this material. Drills are due the day listed.

May 8
Reading: CLA 139-150
LectureCourse introductionInput-output processesLexical and phrasal categories

May 10
Drills: CLA 177-178 #2 and CLA #6 and #7 (lexical categories and constituency tests)
Supplemental problem: More Tag Questions

May 15
Reading: CLA 150-153, 173-175
Lecture: The lexicon and the Phrase Structure RulesSubcategorization and complements

May 17
Drills: CLA 177-178 #1, #3, #4, and #5
Supplemental problem: Some more complex sentences, Complement options

May 22, No class, stat holiday

May 24
Reading: CLA 154-161, 173-176
Lecture: Syntax review, Transformations

May 29
Lecture: Transformations cont’d
Drills: CLA 178-179 #8 (just a-h), #9, #10, #11
Supplemental problem: Yoda Talk

May 31. Midterm 1, entire class. You will be given a copy of this ‘just syntax’ class grammar as a cheat sheet.

June 5
Reading: CLA 181-190, 198-200
Lecture: Review midterm, The nature of linguistic meaning and set-theoretic semantics

June 7
Drills: CLA 213 #3, #4 and the Set World Problem
Supplemental problem: Structural Ambiguity

June 12
Reading: CLA 207-212
Lecture: The nature of linguistic meaning and set-theoretic semantics cont’d, Pragmatics and implied meaning

June 14
Drills: page 217 #18 and From Trees to Meanings Problem

June 19
Reading: CLA 100-130
Lecture: Morpheme-based morphology, derivation, and inflection

June 21
Drills: CLA 130-131 #1, #2, #3
Supplemental problem: CLA 133 #9 #11

June 26
Lecture: Syntax-semantics review
Drills: CLA 131-132 #4, #5, #6
Supplemental problem: CLA 135 #14, #15, #16, #17

June 28. Midterm 2, entire class in new location: WMC 3520. Cumulative, but natural focus on June material. You will be given this ‘cheat sheet’, which is an updated class grammar including semantics.

July 3, no class, stat holiday

July 5
Reading: CLA 14-40
Lecture: Review midterm, Articulatory phonetics, English consonants and vowels
Please print: Charts for English Consonants and Vowels

July 10
Lecture: Articulatory phonetics, English consonants and vowels cont’d

July 12
Drills: CLA 53-54 #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

July 17
Reading: CLA 56-65
Lecture:  Distributions and the concept of the phoneme

July 19
Drills: CLA 54 #9, #10, #11, CLA 93-94 #1, #2, #5
Supplemental problem: Greenlandic Eskimo Vowels

July 24
Reading: CLA 65-92
Lecture: Rules, features, and syllables

July 26
Drills: CLA 93-96 #3, #4, #6, #7, #8, #9, #12
Supplemental problem: Polish vowel alternations

July 31
Reading: CLA 65-92
Lecture: Lecture: Rules, features, and syllables cont’d

Aug. 2
Lecture: Course review
Drills: CLA 96-99 #13, #14, #16, #17

August 11, 3:30-6:30, location: AQ 3181, Final exam. Cumulative, but there will be a natural focus on phonetics and phonology. You will be given this cheat sheet in the exam, which is the class grammar and the features sheet.