Syntax I

Fall 2011, Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University

 

Syllabus

 

General information

Instructor: T.-H. Jonah Lin

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

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

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

 

Evaluation

1. Class attendance: 20%.

2. Midterm exam: 40%.

3. Finals exam: 40%.

 

Teaching material 

1. Handouts to be distributed in class.

2. Huang, C.-T. James. 1982. Logical relations in Chinese and the theory of grammar. Ph.D. dissertation, MIT.

 

Course schedule

1.      Introduction: linguistics and syntax as science.

2.      The beginning of generative grammar.

3.      The standard theory.

4.      X'-convention, conditions on transformation, and movement.

5.      The Government-Binding theory.

6.      Logical Form.

7.      Introductory Chinese syntax.