09820LING500400, Syntax II, Spring 2010

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University

 

Syllabus

 

General information

Instructor: T.-H. Jonah Lin

Time & location: Wednesday 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. 2010. Finiteness and QR. Manuscript. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu.

2.      Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2010. Introduction to the theory of minimalist syntax. Manuscript. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu.

3.      Lin, T.-H. Jonah and Yushan Huang. 2010. The Mandarin gei constructions: a generalized-ditransitive analysis. Manuscript. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu.

4.      Huang, C.-T. James. 1982. Logical relations in Chinese and the theory of grammar. Doctoral dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [Chapter 2-7]

5.      Rizzi, Luigi. 1990. Relativized minimality. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Chapter 1-3]

6.      Reinhart, Tanya. 1998. Wh-in-situ on the framework of the minimalist program. Natural Language Semantics 6.1: 29-56.

7.      Fox, Danny. 1995. Economy and scope. Natural Language Semantics 3.3: 283-341.

8.      Bošković, Željko. 2002. A-movement and the EPP. Syntax 5.3: 167–218.

9.      Fernández-Soriano. Olga. 1999. Two types of impersonal sentences in Spanish: locative and dative subjects. Syntax 2.2: 101-140.

10.   Lasnik, Howard. 2000. A note on the EPP. Linguistic Inquiry 32.2: 356-362.

11.   Lasnik, Howard and Myung-Kwan Park. 2003. The EPP and the Subject Condition under sluicing. Linguistic Inquiry 34. 4: 649-660.

12.   Landau, Idan. 2007. EPP extensions. Linguistics Inquiry 38.3: 485-523.

13.   Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2009. Finiteness of clauses and raising of arguments in Mandarin Chinese, To appear in Syntax.

14.   Hornstein, Norbert. 1999. Movement and control. Linguistic Inquiry 30.1: 69-96.

15.   Culicover, Peter W. and Ray Jackendoff. 2001. Control is not movement. Linguistic Inquiry 32.3: 493-512.

16.   Landau, Idan. 2003. Movement out of control. Linguistic Inquiry 34.3: 471-498.