Seminar on Syntax, 09810LING531700, Fall 2009


Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University

 

Syllabus

 

General information

Instructor: T.-H. Jonah Lin

Time & location: Mon 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; B305

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.         Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2009. Finiteness of clauses and QR. Talk given at the 4th Workshop of the Nanzan International Research Project on Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition. Nanzan University, Japan.

2.         Tseng. W.-H. Karen. 2009. A post-syntactic approach to the A-not-A questions. To appear in UST Working Papers in Linguistics.

3.         Chomsky, Noam. 2004. Beyond explanatory adequacy. In Adriana Belletti ed. The cartography of syntactic structures. vol. 3, Structures and beyond. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

4.         Chomsky, Noam. 2005. On phases. Manuscript, MIT.

5.         Chomsky, Noam. 2006. Approaching UG from below. Manuscript, MIT.

6.         L—pez, Luis. 2009. Ranking the Linear Correspondence Axiom. Linguistic Inquiry 40.2: 239-276.

7.         Chung, Sandra. 2003. The syntax and prosody of weak pronouns in Chamorro. Linguistic Inquiry 34.4: 547-599.

8.         Freidin, Robert and Jean-Roger Vergnaud. 2001. Exquisite connections: some remarks on the evolution of linguistic theory. Lingua 111: 639-666.

9.         Grohmann , Kleanthes K. 2003. Successive cyclicity under (anti-)local considerations. Syntax 6.3: 260-312.

10.     Schneider-Zioga, Patricia. 2007. Anti-agreement, anti-locality and minimality: the syntax of dislocated subjects. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 25:403-446.

11.     Truswell, Robert. 2007. Extraction from adjuncts and the structure of events. Lingua 117: 1355-1377.

12.     Duanmu, San. 1997. Phonologically motivated word order movement: evidence from Chinese compounds. Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 27.1: 49-78.

13.     Zhang, Niina. 2007. Root merger in Chinese compounds. Studia Linguistica 61.2: 170–184.

14.     Takano, Yuji. 2003. Nominative object in Japanese complex predicate constructions: a prolepsis analysis. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 21: 779-834.

15.     Cole, Peter. and Gabriella Hermon. 2008. VP raising in a VOS language. Syntax 11: 144-197.

16.     An, Duk-Ho. 2007. Clauses in noncanonical positions at the syntax-phonology interface. Syntax 10: 38-79.

17.     Bošković, Željko and Howard Lasnik. 2003. On the distribution of null complementizers. Linguistic Inquiry 34: 527-546.

18.     Sobin, Nicholas. 2009. Prestige case formation and the Comp-trace effect. Syntax 12: 32-59.

19.     Lee-Schoenfeld, Vera. 2008. Binding, phases, and locality. Syntax 11: 281-298.

20.     Safir, Ken. 2008. Coconstrual and narrow syntax. Syntax 11: 330-355.

21.     Landau, Idan. 2007. EPP extensions. Linguistic Inquiry 38: 465-523.