09620LING500400, Syntax II, Spring 2008

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University

 

Syllabus

 

General information

Instructor: T.-H. Jonah Lin

Time & location: Thur 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; C519

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

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

 

Teaching material 

The books and papers listed below.

 

Evaluation

1. Class attendance: 20%.

2. Term paper: 80%.

 

List of papers and books to be studied

1.    Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2006a. Finiteness of clauses and raising of arguments in Mandarin Chinese, Manuscript, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu.

2.    Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2006b. Multiple-modal constructions in Mandarin Chinese and their finiteness properties. Manuscript, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu.

3.    Huang, C.-T. James. 1982. Logical relations in Chinese and the theory of grammar. Doctoral dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [Huang, C.-T. James. 1998. Logical relations in Chinese and the theory of grammar. New York: Garland.]

4.    Rizzi, Luigi. 1990. Relativized minimality. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

5.    Reinhart, Tanya. 1998. Wh-in-situ on the framework of the minimalist program. Natural language semantics 6.1: 29-56.

6.    Tsai, W.-D. Dylan. 1994. On economizing the theory of A-bar dependencies. Doctoral dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [Chapter 1-2]

7.    Fox, Danny. 1995. Economy and scope. Natural language semantics 3.3: 283-341.

8.    Kayne, Richard S. 1994. The antisymmetry of syntax. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Chapter 1-5]

9.    Simpson, Andrew. 2002. On the status of ‘modifying’ de and the structure of the Chinese DP. In Sze-Wing Tang & C.-S. Luther Liu, eds. On the formal way to Chinese languages, 74-101.

10.  Saito Mamoru, T.-H. Jonah Lin, and Keiko Murasugi. 2008. N’-ellipsis and the structure of noun phrases in Chinese and Japanese. To appear in Toronto working papers in linguistics, University of Toronto.

11.  Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2007. Parametrizing complementation. Manuscript, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu.