Topics on Minimalist Syntax, 09720LING531400, Spring 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; 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.       Lin, T.-H. J. 2009. Licensing “gapless” bei Passives. To appear in Journal of East Asian Linguistics 18.2.

2.       Lin, T.-H. J. 2009. The head-initiality of the Mandarin sentence-final particles. Manuscript.

3.       Aoun, J., L. Choueiri, & N. Hornstein. 2001. Resumption, movement, and derivational economy. Linguistic Inquiry, 32.3. [33 pages]

4.       Alexopoulou, T. 2006. Resumption in relative clauses. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 24.1. [55 pages]

5.       Ting, J. 2003. The nature of the particle suo in Mandarin Chinese. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 12.2. [20 pages]

6.       Rackowski, A. & N. Richards. 2005. Phase edge and extraction: a Tagalog case study. Linguistic Inquiry 36.4. [35 pages]

7.       Embick, D. & R. Noyer. 2001. Movement operations after syntax. Linguistic Inquiry 32.4. [42 pages]

8.       Matushansky, O. 2006. Head movement in linguistic theory. Linguistic Inquiry 37.1. [41 pages]

9.       Bruening, B. 2007. Wh-in-situ does not correlate with wh-indefinites or question particles. Linguistic Inquiry 38.1. [28 pages]

10.   Dayal, V. 2002. Single-pair versus multiple-pair answers: wh-in-situ and scope. Linguistic Inquiry 33.3. [9 pages]

11.   Adger, D. & G. Ramchand. 2005. Merge and move: wh-dependencies revisited. Linguistic Inquiry 36.2. [33 pages]

12.   Reuland, E. Primitives of binding. Linguistic Inquiry 32.3. [54 pages]

13.   Bruening, B. 2001. QR obeys superiority: frozen scope and ACD. Linguistic Inquiry 32.2. [41 pages]

14.   Harley, H. 2002. WCO, ACD, and QR of DPs. Linguistic Inquiry 33.4. [6 pages]