Curriculum Vitae

Tzong-Hong Jonah Lin

 

March 13, 2009

 

Personal Information

Position held:

Associate Professor

Degree held:

Ph.D. in Social Science, University of California, Irvine. 2001

Address:

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University

101, Section 2, Guangfu Road, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan

Telephone:

-886-3-5715131, ext. 34402

Fax:

-886-3-5725994

E-mail:

jonahlin [at] mx.nthu.edu.tw

 

Education

1996-2001

Department of Linguistics, University of California, Irvine

- Advanced to Ph.D. candidacy, May 1999

- Visiting scholar at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, 2000

- Ph.D. degree received, June 2001

1988-1993

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

- M.A. Program (1988-1991): M.A. degree received, July 1991.

- Ph.D. Program (1991-1993): Attended Ph.D. Program courses.

1984-1988

Department of Chinese Literature and Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

- B.A. degree received, July 1988.

 

Doctoral Dissertation

Title: Light verb syntax and the theory of phrase structure

Advisors: C.-T. James Huang (Chair), Naoki Fukui, Utpal Lahiri, Mamoru Saito

 

Academic Specialization and Research Interests

Linguistic theory, formal semantics, Chinese syntax and semantics, comparative East Asian syntax and semantics

 

Work Experience

2006-

 

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

- Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Linguistics

2001-2006

 

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

- Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Linguistics

2001

 

University of California, Irvine

- Teaching associate for the course “Linguistics Structure of Chinese”

1996-2001

 

University of California, Irvine

- Teaching assistant for linguistics and psychology courses

1995-1996

 

National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

- Lecturer at Department of Chinese Literature and Linguistics for linguistics courses

1991-1993

National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

- Lecturer at Department of Chinese Literature and Linguistics for linguistics courses

Presbyterian Hsinchu Bible College, Hsinchu, Taiwan

- Lecturer at Department of English for linguistics courses

 

Honors and Awards

2000-2001

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, McLean, Virginia (the North American office)

2000

 

The UC Regent's Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Irvine

Ph.D. Candidate Fellowship, University of California, Irvine

1996

 

Ph.D. Degree Fellowship, Foundation of Culture and Education

The International Commercial Bank of China, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Publications and Presentations

Refereed articles

2009

‘Again’ and ‘again’: a grammatical analysis of you and zai in Mandarin Chinese [co-authored with C.-M. Louis Liu]. To appear in Linguistics.

2009

Licensing “gapless” bei passives. To appear in Journal of East Asian Linguistics 18.2.

2008

Lun Hanyu de “chusuo tuxian” xingzhi [Remarks on the “locative prominence” of Mandarin Chinese]. Contemporary Research in Modern Chinese 10: 18-27.

2008

N’-ellipsis and the structure of noun phrases in Chinese and Japanese [co-authored with Mamoru Saito and Keiko Murasugi]. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 17.3: 247–271.

2005

Does wh-in-situ license parasitic gaps? Linguistic Inquiry 36.2: 298-302.

2004

A transformationalist approach to the rise of RVCs in Chinese. Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies 32.2: 211-256.

2004

Aspect, distributivity, and Wh /QP interaction in Chinese. Language and Linguistics 5.3: 615-642.

2000

Review of Complex predicates. Journal of Linguistics 36: 397-405.

1998

On ge and other related problems. In Liejiong Xu (ed.) The Referential properties of Chinese noun phrases , Collection des Cahiers de Linguistique, Asie Oriental 2, Reg. Recettes Cahiers de Linguistique, Paris.

1987

Lun Shijing de yishi-xingtai [On the ideology in Shijing ]. Guowen tiandi [The World of Chinese Literature and Language], vol.27-28 (June-July).

 

Other publications

2008

The Mandarin you existential: a verbal analysis. UST Working Papers in Linguistics 4: 43-56.

2008

N’-Ellipsis and the structure of noun phrases in Chinese and Japanese [co-authored with Mamoru Saito and Keiko Murasugi]. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics 28: 297-321.

2008

Locative subject in Mandarin Chinese. Nanzan Linguistics 4: 69-88.

2007

Is there TP in Mandarin Chinese? UST Working Papers in Linguistics 3: 35-42.

2006

On the clausal complement of the Mandarin Passive. UST Working Papers in Linguistics 2: 33-42.

2006

Syntactic structures of complex sentences in Mandarin Chinese. Nanzan Linguistics 3: 63-97.

2005

Notes on the determiner ge and related problems. UST Working Papers in Linguistics 1: 267-294.

2005

Coercion, event structure, and syntax [co-authored with C.-Y. Cecilia Liu]. Nanzan Linguistics 2: 9-32.

2004

Transitivity harmony and head-finality of resultative verb compounds in Chinese [co-authored with Li Shen]. In Generative Grammar in a Broader Perspective: Proceedings of Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) in Asia 4, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

2000

Unselectiveness of subject and object in Chinese and a typology of phrase structure. In Proceedings of Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) in Asia 2, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.

2000

‘Fake objects' in Chinese and the typology of phrase structures [co-authored with Di Wu]. In Proceedings of the eleventh north American conference on Chinese linguistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

1998

Rethinking Wh/QP interaction: aspect, distributivity, and parameterization in quantification. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei.

1997

The quantificational force parameter and the determiner ge in Chinese. In Proceedings of Interface Strategies in Chinese: Syntax and Semantics of Noun Phrases, LSA Workshop, Cornell University.

 

Conference presentations

2006

An analysis of you and zai in Mandarin Chinese [co-authored with C.-M. Louis Liu]. Presented at the joint meeting of the 14th International Association of Chinese Linguistics and the 10th International Symposium of Chinese Language and Linguistics.

2004

Agentivity agreement and verbal compounds [co-authored with Li Shen]. Presented at Morphology and Lexicon Forum 2004, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2003

Transitivity harmony and lexicalization in resultative verbal compounding [co-authored with Li Shen]. Presented at Generative Linguistics in the Old World in Asia 4, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

2002

A transformationalist approach to the rise of RVCs in Chinese, Presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics, Aichi Perfectual University, Nagoya, Japan.

2002

Licensing of arguments and the typology of phrase structure. Presented at Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) in Asia 3, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

2001

Parametrizing conflation. Presented at West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 20, University of Southern California.

2000

External argument severed: a case study of Chinese. Presented at 2000 International Workshop on Generative Grammar, Hansung University, Seoul, Korea.

1999

Unselectiveness of subject and object in Chinese and a typology of phrase structure. Presented at Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) in Asia 2, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.

1999

‘Fake objects' in Chinese and the typology of phrase structures [co-authored with Di Wu]. Presented at the Eleventh North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

1998

Rethinking Wh /QP interaction: aspect, distributivity, and parameterization in quantification. Presented at the Sixth International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei.

1997

Toward a distributivity account of the Wh/QP interaction. Presented at On the Formal Way to Chinese Languages, University of California, Irvine.

1997

The quantificational force parameter and the determiner ge in Chinese. Presented at Interface Strategies in Chinese: Syntax and Semantics of Noun Phrases, LSA Workshop, Cornell University.

1996

Dou and ge : deriving the difference. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Chinese Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

1996

On ge and other related problems. Presented at Symposium of the Referential Properties of Chinese Noun Phrases, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

 

Invited workshop and colloquium presentations

2009

January. Occurrence of event and locative subjects in Mandarin Chinese. Talk given at the 6th Formal Syntax and Semantics Workshop (FOSS-6), National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.

2008

December. Argument selection and comparative syntax. Talk given at Department of English, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

2008

December. Mandarin locative subjects. Talk given at Graduate Institute of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

2008

September. Occurrence of event and locative subjects in Mandarin Chinese. Talk given at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.

2008

September. Word order and event structure in Mandarin Chinese. Lecture given at the summer intensive course, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.

2008

June. Occurrence of event and location: change-of-state verbs and locative subjects in Mandarin Chinese. Talk given at Department of Culture and Information, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.

2008

April. Multiple-modal constructions in Mandarin Chinese and their finiteness properties. Talk given at Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan.

2008

February. Locative subjects in Mandarin Chinese. Presented at Siena-Tsinghua-Nanzan Joint Workshop on Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition. Nanzan University, Nagoya.

2007

December. Parametrizing complementation. Talk given at the International Symposium of the Cambridge - Connecticut - Hyderabad - Nanzan - Siena - Tsing Hua Consortium for Linguistics. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu.

2007

October. On the syntax of conditionals in Mandarin Chinese. Talk given at Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2007

October. An event-aspectual analysis of you ‘again’ and zai ‘again’. Talk given at Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2007

July. Finiteness of clauses and raising of arguments in Mandarin Chinese. Talk given at the Fourth Tsing Hua - Nanzan Joint Workshop, Nanzan University, Nagoya.

2007

March. Finiteness of Mandarin Chinese clauses and the EPP. Talk given at Department of English, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung.

2006

December. Multiple modal constructions in Mandarin Chinese and their temporal properties. Talk given at Cambridge – Nanzan - Tsing Hua Workshop on Word Order and Functional Categories, Nanzan University, Nagoya.

2006

November. N’-ellipsis and the structure of noun phrases in Chinese and Japanese [co-authored with Keiki Murasugi and Mamoru Saito]. Presented at the International Conference on East Asian Linguistics, University of Toronto, Toronto.

2006

August. N’-ellipsis and the structure of noun phrases in Chinese and Japanese [co-authored with Keiki Murasugi and Mamoru Saito]. Talk given at Syntax Workshop, Nanzan University, Nagoya.

2006

June. Predicate-level aspect and event structure in Mandarin Chinese. Talk given at Center for Linguistics, Nanzan University, Nagoya.

2006

April. Finiteness of clauses and extraction of arguments in Chinese. Talk given at the 4th Formal Syntax and Semantics Workshop (FOSS-4), National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi.

2005

April. Building event structure in syntax. Talk given at the 3rd Formal Syntax and Semantics Workshop (FOSS-2). National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

2005

March. Building event structure in syntax. Talk given at The Mystery of Lexicon: Workshop on East Asian Languages. Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.

2003

September. Eliminating right adjunction: evidence from the clauses of result in Chinese [co-authored with W.-W. Roger Liao]. Talk given at the 2nd Formal Syntax and Semantics Workshop (FOSS-2), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

2003

February. Coordination and subordination: on the mapping of event structure to phrase structure. Talk given at Kobe Area Circle of Linguistics (KACL), Kobe Shoin Women's University, Kobe, Japan.

2002

August. Tense in a language without morphological tense. Talk given at the 1st  International Theoretical East Asian Linguistic (TEAL) Workshop, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.

2002

April. Tense in a language without morphological tense. Talk given at Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.

2001

October. Light verb syntax and the theory of phrase structure. Talk given at the 1st Formal Syntax and Semantics Workshop (FOSS-1), National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

2001

September. Light verb syntax and the theory of phrase structure. Talk given at the Preparatory Office, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

2001

July. Modification and specification: a study of Japanese no and Chinese de [co-authored with Keiko Murasugi and Mamoru Saito]. Talk given at Chinese in the East Asian Context, International Association of Chinese Linguistics, University of California, Irvine.

2001

March. Light verb syntax and the theory of phrase structure. Talk given at Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

2000

December. Light verb syntax and the theory of phrase structure. Talk given at Department of Japanese Education, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.

2000

December. Light verb syntax and the theory of phrase structure. Talk given at Department of English, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

2000

December. Arguments, light verbs, and the typology of phrase structure. Talk given at the Anthropological Institute, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.

1999

November. Light verb syntax, in Chinese and in comparative perspective. Talk given at Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL) Workshop, University of California, Irvine.

 

Translations

1999

Yuyan yu zeren (Language and responsibility), Bookman Publishing Co. Ltd., Taipei. [Translated from Language and responsibility, Noam Chomsky, Pantheon, New York, 1977]