09910LING526000, Syntactic Theory: Clause Structure, Fall 2010

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University

 

Syllabus

 

General information

Instructor: T.-H. Jonah Lin

Time & location: Monday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, C519

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

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

 

Teaching material 

The 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, and Yushan Huang. 2010. Structures of the Mandarin gei constructions. Manuscript. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

2.      Simpson, Andrew, and Tanmoy Bhattacharya. 2003. Obligatory overt wh-movement in a wh-in-situ language. Linguistic Inquiry 34.1: 127-142.

3.      Kratzer, Angelika. 2004. Building resultatives. Manuscript. Semantic Archive.

4.      Cheung, Lawrence Y. L. 2008. Obligatory XP-raising in Chinese. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics 28: 15–28.

5.      Boecks, Cedric and Norbert Hornstein 2006. Control in Icelandic and theories of control.  Linguistic Inquiry 37.4: 591-606.

6.      Bobaljik, Jonathan D., and Idan Landau. 2009. Icelandic control is not A-movement: the case from Case. Linguistic Inquiry 40.1: 113-132.

7.      Boeckx, Cedric, Norbert Hornstein, and Jairo Nunes. 2010. Icelandic control really is A-movement: reply to Bobaljik and Landau. Linguistic Inquiry 41.1: 111-130.

8.      Modesto, Marcello. 2010. What Brazilian Portuguese says about control: remarks on Boeckx & Hornstein. Syntax 13.1: 78-96.

9.      Potsdam, Eric. 2009. Austronesian verb-initial languages and wh-question strategies. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. 27: 737-771.

10.    Hermon, Gabriella. 2009. Language typology and universal grammar: a commentary on the paper by Eric Potsdam. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 27: 773-787.

11.    Ernst, Thomas. 2009. Speaker-oriented adverbs. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 27: 497-544.

12.    Markman, Vita G. 2009. On the parametric variation of case and agreement. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 27: 379-426.

13.    Legate, Julie Anne. 2010. On how how is used instead of that. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 28: 121-134.

14.    Takahashi, Shoichi. 2010. The hidden side of clausal complements. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 28: 343-380.