This is the current view of how the semester will proceed, but the schedule will be adjusted from time to time. Do not rely on the printed copy; the truth is here: http://ling-blogs.bu.edu/lx321f17/schedule/. Homework will generally be assigned on Thursdays and due on the following Thursday (the block in the schedule below indicates the time during which it is in your hands).

Date Topic Homework
September
T 5 Introduction
R 7

Parts of Speech, Phrase Structure Rules

HW 1

T 12
R 14

Hypothesis formulation and comparison

HW 2

T 19

Trees and constituency

R 21

Tree relations, Refining/revising hypotheses

HW 3

T 26 Constructing arguments
R 28 The lexicon: features, heads, phrases HW 4
October
T 3 Complements, adjuncts
R 5 Complements, adjuncts HW 5
T 10 No class (BU Monday)
R 12 Regrouping HW 6
T 17 Embedded sentences
R 19 Embedded sentences Practice midterm
T 24 Midterm review
R 26 In-class midterm
T 31 Midterm post-mortem
November
R 2 No class (BUCLD)
T 7 Silent elements HW 7
R 9 No class (PH out of town)
T 14 NP structure HW 8
R 16 X-bar theory
T 21 Interrogatives and movement HW 9
R 23 No class (Fall recess)
T 28 Interrogatives and movement
R 30 Constraints on movement HW 10
December
T 5 Constraints on movement
R 7 Wrap-up, future directions Practice final
T 12 Final review