New Explorations in Chinese Theoretical Syntax

Studies in honor of Yen-Hui Audrey Li

| University of Southern California
ISBN 9789027210678 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This volume brings together 19 cutting edge studies written by some of the most prominent linguists working on Chinese formal syntax, as a Festschrift volume dedicated to Yen-Hui Audrey Li. The contributions to the volume address a wide range of issues currently developing in the field of Chinese syntax, grouped into five thematic sections on the structure of lexical and functional projections, modal verb syntax, syntax-semantics interactions, the syntax and interpretation of particles, and the acquisition of syntactic structures. With its rich descriptive content sourced from different varieties of Chinese, and its theoretical orientation and analyses, the book provides an important new resource both for researchers with a primary interest in Chinese and other linguists interested in discovering how properties of Chinese can inform the analysis of other languages.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 272]  Expected May 2022.  vi, 571 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Andrew Simpson
Part I. The structure of lexical and functional projections
Finiteness, opacity, and Chinese clausal architecture
C.-T. James Huang
Place and distance: Locative expressions in Mandarin and Cantonese
Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Rint Sybesma
“Descriptive complements” are manner adverbials
Thomas Ernst
SVCs in disguise: The so-called “directional verb compounds” in Mandarin Chinese
Waltraud Paul
Part II. Modal verb syntax
Modal movement licensed by focus
Ka-Fai Yip and Tommy Tsz-Ming Lee
Negative modals and prohibitives in Taiwanese Southern Min
Wei-wen Roger Liao and Yuyun Iris Wang
Part III. Syntax-semantics interactions
Skolemized topicality for indefinites and universal quantifier mei-phrases in Chinese
Shi-Zhe Huang
Chinese comparatives: Commentary on clausal vs. phrasal analyses
Jo-wang Lin
Head dependency and degree words in Mandarin
Niina Ning Zhang
Constraints on the representation of anaphoric definiteness in Mandarin Chinese: A reassessment
Andrew Simpson and Zoe Wu
Noncanonical arguments via the high applicative
Li Yafei
Applied objects in Mandarin and the nature of selection
Richard K. Larson and Chong Zhang
On the syntax of incompleteness: Evidence from the converbal construction in Cantonese
Sze-Wing Tang
Part IV. The syntax and interpretation of particles
On the syntax of mirativity: Evidence from Mandarin Chinese
Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai and Ching-Yu Helen Yang
On the mirative marker leh 4 in Taiwanese Southern Min
Miao-Ling Hsieh
Non-veridical kaN in Taiwanese Southern Min
Shu-ing Shyu and Lio̍k-san N̂g
Sentence-internal discourse particles in Mandarin Chinese
Haley Wei Wei
Part V. Acquisition of syntactic structures
V-gei vs. double object construction: The mental representation of the Mandarin V-gei construction
Yi-Hsien Liu and Heeju Hwang
Predicting the unpredictable: ‑le used in Chinese serial verb constructions
Yan Li
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BIC Subject: CF/2GDC – Linguistics/Chinese
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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