09920LING535100, Syntax Seminar: Construction of Clauses, Spring 2011

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. 2011. Gapless bei passives licensed by accomplishment events. Manuscript. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

2.      Lin, T.-H. Jonah & W.-W. Roger Liao. 2011. Structures of Mandarin purposives. Manuscript. National Tsing Hua University & University of Southern California.

3.      Carnie, Andrew & Heidi Harley. 2005. Existential impersonals. Studia Linguistica 59.1: 46- 65.

4.      Takahashi, Daiko. 2008. Quantificational null objects and argument ellipsis. Linguistic Inquiry 39.2: 307-326.

5.      Landau, Idan. 2009. Saturation and reification in adjectival diathesis. Journal of Linguistics 45: 315–361.

6.      Larson, Richard K. 2010. On PylkkŠnen's semantics for low applicatives.  Linguistic Inquiry 41.4: 701-704.

7.      Bruening, Benjamin. 2010. Ditransitive asymmetries and a theory of idiom formation. Linguistic Inquiry 41.4: 519-562.

8.      Haegeman, Liliane. 2010. The movement derivation of conditional clauses. Linguistic Inquiry 41.4: 595-621.

9.      Landau, Idan. 2010. The explicit syntax of implicit arguments. Linguistic Inquiry 41.3: 357-388.

10.    Bošković, Željko. 2011. Rescue by PF deletion, traces as (non)interveners, and the that-trace effect. Linguistic Inquiry 42.1: 1-44.

11.    Richards, Marc D. 2011. Deriving the edge: What's in a phase? Syntax. 14.1: 74-95.

12.    Boneh, Nora & Sichel Ivy. 2010. Deconstructing possession. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 28: 1-40.

13.    Vicente, Luis. 2010. On the syntax of adversative coordination. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 28: 381-415.

14.    Levinson. Lisa. 2010. Arguments for pseudo-resultative predicates. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 28: 135-182.

15.    Bosse, Solveig, Benjamin Bruening & Masahiro Yamada. To appear. Affected Experiencers. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.

16.    Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2011. Mandarin conditionals. Manuscript, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.