Syllabus, Syntax II, Spring 2006

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University



Instructor:     T.-H. Jonah Lin

Office:             C503, Humanities and Social Sciences

Telephone:     (03) 571-5131, ext. 34402




(1)       Class participation: 40%

(2)       A research paper: 60%


Papers/books to read (chronologically ordered)

Note: Some papers can be downloaded from the USC Archives of Chinese Linguistics –


The minimalist program


Word order & phrase structure


The ba-construction


The passive construction


Aspectual structure and event structure


Causatives and resultative verbal compounds


Logical Form