There is one required textbook:
O'Grady, William, John Archibald, Mark Aronoff and Janie Rees-Miller. 1997. Contemporary Linguistics: an Introduction [Fourth edition]. New York: Bedford/St. Martins. ["CL"]
There will be handouts and readings that will supplement (or in some cases substitute) for sections of the book.
Attendance in class and recitations is required. While you can learn a lot from the readings, many classes will present material not in the readings, or will present the material in a slightly different way. Attendance will be taken in recitations and from time to time may be taken in the lecture as well.
3. Weekly Problem Sets
There will be weekly assignments, some from CL, others handed out in class. These will often be problems from real languages (sometimes slightly simplified) that use the concepts and analytic techniques discussed in class and in the readings. A few assignments may call for extra effort, including data collection.
The problems will be handed out on Monday and will be due the following Monday. It is our goal to have the problems corrected for discussion in recitation by Friday. (When holidays intervene, we may make minor modifications in this schedule.) Late problem sets will not be accepted except for compelling reasons and with explicit e-mail permission of the instructor or recitation leader.