10020LING500400, Syntax II, Spring 2010

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University




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 papers listed below.



1. Class attendance: 20%.

2. Term paper: 80%.


List of papers and books to be studied

1.       Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2012. Introduction to the theory of minimalist syntax. Manuscript. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu.

2.       Huang, C.-T. James. 1984. On the distribution and reference of empty pronouns. Linguistic Inquiry 15.4: 531-574.

3.       Huang, C.-T. James. 1997. On lexical structure and syntactic projection. Chinese Languages and Linguistics 3: 45-89. Taipei: Academia Sinica.

4.       Huang, C.-T. James. 1999. Chinese passives in comparative perspective. Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies, New Series 29.4: 423–509.

5.       Huang, C.-T. James. 2012. Variations in non-canonical passives. Manuscript. Harvard University.

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

7.       Embick, D. & R. Noyer. 2001. Movement operations after syntax. Linguistic Inquiry 32.4.

8.       An, Duk-Ho. 2007. Clauses in noncanonical positions at the syntax-phonology interface. Syntax 10: 38-79.

9.       Haegeman, Liliane. 2003. Conditional clauses: external and internal syntax. Mind and Language 18.4: 317–339.

10.    Beck, Sigrid & Kyle Johnson. 2004. Double objects again. Linguistic Inquiry 35.1: 97-124.

11.    Lin, T.-H. Jonah & C.-M. Louis Liu. 2009. ‘Again’ and ‘again’: a grammatical analysis of you and zai in Mandarin Chinese. Linguistics 47.5: 1183-1210.

12.    Li, Chao-Lin. 2009. The Syntax of prefix concord in Saaroa: restructuring and multiple agreement. Oceanic Linguistics 48.1: 172-212.

13.    Tsai, W.-T. Dylan. 2007. Conjunctive reduction and its origin: a comparative study of Tsou, Amis, and Squliq Atayal. Oceanic Linguistics 46.2: 585-602.

14.    Wu, H.-H. Iris. 2009. Existential constructions in Isbukun Bunun. Oceanic Linguistics 48.2: 364-378.

15.    Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2011. Finiteness of clauses and raising of arguments in Mandarin Chinese. Syntax 14.1: 48-73.

16.    Lin, T.-H. Jonah. 2012. Multiple-modal constructions in Mandarin Chinese and their finiteness properties. Journal of Linguistics 48: 151-186.

17.    Saito Mamoru, T.-H. Jonah Lin, and Keiko Murasugi. 2008. N’-ellipsis and the structure of noun phrases in Chinese and Japanese. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 17: 247–271.

18.    Cheng , Lisa L.-S., C.-T. James Huang, Y.-H. Audrey Li, and C.-C. Jane Tang. 1999. Hoo hoo hoo in Taiwanese. In Pang-Hsin Ting ed., Contemporary Studies on the Min Dialects, 146-203. Journal of Chinese Linguistics Monograph Series #14.

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

20.    Ting, Jen. 2003. The nature of the particle suo in Mandarin Chinese. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 12.2: 121-139.

21.    Shi, Chao-Kai and T.-H. Jonah Lin. 2011. A probe-based account of voice agreement in Formosan languages. To appear in the Proceedings of AFLA 18.