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September 3, 2010 9:14 PM Subscribe
I'm enrolled in an advanced semantics class, wherein I'm 1 of 2 undergraduates. It's been a year and a half since I've studied syntax in any way and the class is (after one day) very syntax heavy. Can the hive-mind help me find a good syntax refresher?
posted by shesdeadimalive to Education (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I purposefully took the class knowing that I would be not in over my head, but more precisely at my head. I know I need to play catch up with the grad students who know a lot more and have studied a lot more recently the content we're discussing.
I realized my need for a brush up of my syntax knowledge when we started discussing pronouns and whether or not Binding Condition C even existed and it was suggested to read Lasnik's 1981 article. I tried to read the article and was kind of hopelessly lost halfway through.
When I moved I sold my Syntax (Andrew Carnie) textbook, which I now realize was incredibly stupid. The refresher would ideally be online and free, but an inexpensive alternative is OK too.
I plan on spending a fair amount of time in office hours with my professor, but I'm feeling really unprepared right now and don't want to go until I can at least follow the Lasnik article.