09820LING579200, Seminar on Grammatical Theory, Spring 2010

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University

 

Syllabus

 

General information

Instructor: T.-H. Jonah Lin

Time & location: Monday 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. 2009. Multiple-modal constructions in Mandarin Chinese and their finiteness properties. Manuscript. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu.

2.      Zwart, C. Jan-Wouter. 2001. Syntactic and phonological verb movement. Syntax 4.1: 34-62.

3.      Bowers, John. 2002. Transitivity. Linguistic Inquiry 33.2: 183-224.

4.      Saito, Mamoru. 2003. A derivational approach to the interpretation of scrambling chains. Lingua 113: 481–518.

5.      Embick, David. 2003. Locality, listedness, and morphological identity. Studia Linguistica 57.3: 143-169.

6.      Ticio, M. Emma. 2005. Locality and anti-locality in Spanish DPs. Syntax 8.3: 229–286.

7.      Woolford, Ellen. 2006. Lexical case, inherent case, and argument structure. Linguistic Inquiry 37.1: 128-147.

8.      MacDonald, Jonathan E. 2008. Domain of aspectual interpretation. Linguistic Inquiry 39.1: 29-56.

9.      She, Li. 2009. Hanyu meng-shou ju de yuyi jiegou [The semantic structure of the affectedness construction in Chinese]. Zhongguo Yuwen 328: 45-53.

10.   Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2010. Constructing Mandarin Chinese sentences. Manuscript. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu.

11.   Folli, R. & H. Harley 2007. Teleology and animacy in external arguments. Lingua 118: 190–202.

12.   D’Alessandro, R. & I. Roberts. 2008. Movement and agreement in Italian past participles and defective phases. Linguistic Inquiry 39.3: 477–491.

13.   Fernández-Soriano, O. & G. Rigau. 2009. On certain light verbs in Spanish: the case of temporal tener and llevar. Syntax 12.2: 135–157.

14.   Wu, Y. & A. Bodomo 2009. Classifiers ≠ determiners. Linguistic Inquiry 40.3: 487–503.

15.   Hicks, G. 2009. Tough-constructions and their derivation. Linguistic Inquiry 40.4: 535–566.

16.   Haquard, V. 2009. On the interaction of aspect and modal auxiliaries. Linguistics and Philosophy 32:279–315.

17.   Soh, H.-L. 2009. Speaker presupposition and Mandarin Chinese sentence-řnal -le: a uniřed analysis of the “change of state” and the “contrary to expectation” reading. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 27: 623–657.

18.   Müller, G. 2010. On Deriving CED Effects from the PIC. Linguistic Inquiry 41.1: 35–82.