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Syntax of Chinese

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ISBN-10: 0521590582

ISBN-13: 9780521590587

Edition: 2008

Authors: C. -T. James Huang, Y. -H. Audrey Li, Yafei Li

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Book details

List price: $184.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/19/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 404
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

AUDREY LI is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California.

Yafei Li is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lexical categories
Verbs and nouns - basic distinctions
Functional categories
[F] and the modifier-introducing de
Argument structure
Arguments and theta-roles
Basic properties of theta-roles
Chinese resultative compounds: a case study
Compounds vs. phrases
On the nature of theta-roles
Theta-roles produced by the syntax
What's in a verb?
Squeezing a lexical foot into a functional shoe
Sketching an alternative theory of theta-roles
How a lexical entry contributes to the argument structure
The theory
Facts explained
In place of a conclusion
The verb phrase
Adjuncts and complements
Postverbal constituents
Double objects and the structure of VP
Frequency/Duration phrases (FP/DrP)
Preverbal constituents
Aspectual phrase
The Mandarin long passive
Two competing traditions
The analysis: A'-movement and predication
Further evidence for the NOP analysis
The Mandarin short passive
Against the Agent-deletion analysis
Analysis of the short passive
The analysis of indirect passives
Direct vs. indirect passives
The inclusive indirect passive
The adversative passive
The ba construction
ba and bei constructions
What is ba?
The categorial status of ba
The analysis of ba
ba not a theta-role assigner
ba and the subject
ba and the post-ba NP
A preliminary analysis
Topic and relative constructions
Topic structures
Movement or not?
Island conditions
Relative structures
Distribution and interpretation
Base generation
Relative operator
NP adjunction
Gapless structures
yes-no questions
Disjunctive questions
A-not-A questions
Three types of A-not-A questions
A-not-A questions: a modular approach
Explaining the differences
VP-neg questions
A movement approach to wh-in-situ
LF movement: some problems and alternatives
LF Subjacency and pied-piping
Non-movement and unselective binding
Nominal expressions
The issues
Projecting a DP - referential and quantity expressions
Number expressions as indefinite and quantity expressions
Quantity vs. indefiniteness
Number phrase and determiner phrase
Comparison with indefinite wh-elements
Comparison with you expressions
Prohibition against an indefinite subject/topic
Order and constituency within a DP
Proper names
Common nouns
Not appositives or adverbials
Extension and revision: plurality
Some puzzles about -men
Plural feature as head of NumP
Proper name + pronoun + demonstrative
Summary and some empirical complications
Non-quantity indefinite nominals in subject position
Non-root clauses, generic NPs
Binding Theory in Chinese
Reflexives and Principle A
Pronouns and Principle B
Principles C and D
The bare reflexive ziji
Two approaches to the long-distance ziji
Logophoricity and anaphoricity
Logophoricity: syntax and semantics
Bound anaphora and donkey anaphora
Pronouns in coreference or as bound variables
Variable binding: scope, accessibility, and disjointness
Indefinites and donkey anaphora
Summary and conclusion