The seminars are based on the first four chapters of BESE: word categories, diagnostics for structure, grammatical functions; X-bar theory, concept/workings of movement; the DP.
Set text: BESE, i.e., Mark Newson et al. Basic English Syntax with Exercises 2006, chapters 1–4
Please print out these chapters as we go and bring them to the seminars at all times. Do not just use an on-screen version.
There will be written homework, and three in-class tests, with dates announced in advance. Details and course schedule will come in due course. End-term grade is the average of the tests. No-show counts as 1. Marks will be rounded up from x.5