Class Slides

These are some of our lecture slides. If you think you want to use our slides, email us for newer versions — we update them every time we teach. If you have slides of your own to share, send them to us and we will host them here.

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Introductory Lecture
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This lecture introduces some of the data sets and ideas in Chapter 1.

Fundamental Arguments
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These slides introduce the Three Fundamental Arguments developed by Ray Jackendoff in his Patterns in the Mind. These arguments are not used directly in the book, but they provide a useful framework for discussion.

More Fundamentals
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This lecture further analyzes the Fundametal Arguments and relations among them, and illustrates the Arguments with linguistic data from various languages and components of the grammar (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics).

Chapter 6 Data
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These slides contain the data from Chapter 6 to develop the notion of equivalence classes in various domains of grammar.

Anaphor Binding
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This slideshow follows the account of anaphor binding from Chapter 8.

Ergativity
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The ergativity data and related issues from Chapter 9 are contained in this set of slides.

Complete Set of Examples etc.
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The complete set of examples, tables, figures, graphics and exercises are available here in a single document (not in slide format). You can make your own slides, handouts and exercises by selecting what you need and adding your own materials.

More about TeX/LaTeX

TeX files are used with LaTeX, a free typesetting program.

What is LaTeX and why do linguists love it? A quick overview about LaTeX with links to useful resources including an online LaTex editor (where you can see a demo).

To download LaTeX for Mac, for Windows, and for Linux.

You can find some of LaTeX packages frequently used by linguists.

More extensive guide to LaTeX on Wikibooks.