09610LING534500, Seminar on Syntactic Theory, Fall 2007
Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University

Syllabus

General information

Instructor: T.-H. Jonah Lin

Time & location: Mon 10:00 am ¡V 1:00 pm; C519

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

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

Evaluation

1. Class attendance & presentation: 20%.

2. Term paper: 80%.

Course schedule

1. Introduction.

2. Lin, J. T.-H. 2006a. "Extraction of arguments and Finiteness of Clauses in Mandarin Chinese." Manuscript, National Tsing Hua University.

3. Lin, J. T.-H. 2006b. "Multiple-Modal Constructions in Mandarin Chinese and Their Finiteness Properties." Manuscript, National Tsing Hua University.

4. Lin, J. T.-H. 2007. "Parameterizing Complementation." Manuscript, National Tsing Hua University.

5. Kayne, R. S. 1994. The Antisymmetry of Syntax [Chapter 1-5]. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

6. Chomsky, N. 1995. The Minimalist Program [Chapter 4]. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

7. Chomsky, N. 2000. ¡§Minimalist Inquiries: The Framework.¡¨ In R. Martin et al. (ed.), Step by Step: Essays on Minimalist Syntax in Honour of Howard Lasnik, 89-155. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

8. Chomsky, N. 2001. "Derivation by Phase." In Kenstowicz, M. (eds.), Ken Hale: A Life in Language, 1-52. Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press.

9. Chomsky, N. 2004. "Beyond Explanatory Adequacy." In Belletti, A. (ed.) Structure and Beyond: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, 104-131. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

10. Chomsky, N. 2005. "Three Factors in Language Design." Linguistic Inquiry 36.1: 1-22.

11. Chomsky, N. 2005. "On Phases." Ms., MIT.

12. Chomsky, N. 2006. "Approaching UG from below." Ms., MIT.