09620LING 579200, Seminar on grammatical theory, Spring 2008

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University




General information


Instructor: T.-H. Jonah Lin

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

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

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




1. Class attendance & presentation: 20%.

2. Term paper: 80%.


Course schedule


1. Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2008. Locative subjects in Mandarin Chinese. Talk given at Siena-Tsinghua-Nanzan Joint Workshop on Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition. Nanzan University, Nagoya.


2. 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.


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


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


5. Hauser Marc D., Noam Chomsky, & W. Tecumseh Fitch. 2002. The faculty of language: what is it, who has it, and how did It evolve? Science 298: 1569–1579.


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


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


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