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

E-mail:           jonahlin@mx.nthu.edu.tw

 

Evaluation

(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 –

http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/ealc/chinling/html/synformal.htm

 

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