C.-T. James Huang

List of John Benjamins publications for which C.-T. James Huang plays a role.



Huang, C.-T. James and Barry C.-Y. Yang 2024 Topic drop and pro dropLanguage and Linguistics 25:1, pp. 1–27
One major difference between Chinese-type and German-type languages is that the former allows extensive types of argument drop, while the latter is quite limited beyond the existence of a null topic. This study argues (a) that it is necessary to distinguish among phenomena that have sometimes been… read more | Article
Although languages differ considerably in the way they encode finiteness syntactically or morphonology, the ‘finiteness distinction’ exists as a universal grammatical phenomenon. This chapter will re-affirm the claim that the distinction exists in Chinese, with robust clustered properties that… read more | Chapter
This article discusses quantificational binding without surface c-command in Mandarin Chinese. Jin (1998) pointed out that Chinese quantificational NPs (Q-NPs) headed by mei ‘every’ are capable of binding out of containers such as sentential subjects, relative clauses or adverbial clauses and… read more | Chapter
In their article published in this journal, Pan and Jiang (2015) challenge the claims and proposals made in Cheng and Huang (1996) concerning both the distributional patterns and interpretive strategies for donkey anaphora in Mandarin conditional. They claim that all three types of conditionals… read more | Article
This paper discusses the syntax, semantics and historical source of the new bèi XX construction in Mandarin from a cross-linguistic perspective. We argue that bèi XX is not a special construction that involves the passivization of intransitive verbs. What is passivized in it is not XX itself but a… read more | Article
Huang, C.-T. James 2013 Variations in non-canonical passivesNon-Canonical Passives, Alexiadou, Artemis and Florian Schäfer (eds.), pp. 95–114
This paper shows that non-canonical passives (like English get- and Chinese bei-passives) exhibit a chameleonic character that makes them amenable to a control and/or a raising analysis – depending on context and lexical choice. Such passives are formed by superimposing on the main predicate a… read more | Article