Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese offers a comprehensive survey on the fine structure of the sentence peripheral domain in Mandarin Chinese from a cartographic perspective. Different functional projections hosting sentence-final particles, implicit operators and other informational components are hierarchically ordered according to the "Subjectivity Scale Constraint" functioning at syntax-discourse interface. Three questions will be essentially addressed: What is the order? How to determine such an order? Why such an order? This research not only gives a thorough examination of the peripheral elements in Chinese but also improves the general understanding of the ordering issue in the left-periphery crosslinguistically. This book is aimed at scholars interested in Chinese syntax or generative syntax.
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1 Introduction
1.2 Previous studies on the Chinese left-periphery
1.3 Organization of the argumentation
Chapter 2 Core projections
2.2 Sentential aspects: S.AspP
2.2.1 TP-internal aspectual marking
2.2.2 TP-external sentential aspectual marking
2.2.3 Spoken Mandarin and regional variations
2.2.5 Low scope of S.AspP particles?
18.104.22.168 Alternative question with a disjunctive operator
2.3 Sentential exclusive focus: OnlyP
2.3.1 Eryi ‘only’
2.3.2 S.AspP < OnlyP
2.3.3 Low scope of OnlyP particles?
22.214.171.124 Alternative question with a disjunctive operator
2.4 Illocutionary force: iForceP
2.4.3 Meiyou ‘not.have’
2.4.5 Null Op-operator for wh-questions
2.4.6 Co-occurrence with other projections
2.5 Special questions: SQP
2.5.1 Rhetorical questions: RheQP
126.96.36.199 RheQP > iForceP
188.8.131.52 RheQP > iForceP > OnlyP
184.108.40.206 RheQP > iForceP > S.AspP
220.127.116.11 RheQP > iForceP > OnlyP > S.AspP
2.5.2 Negative wh-questions: NegQP
2.6 AttP (Speaker’s attitude)
2.6.3 About ne < ba
2.6.4 About zhe < ne
Chapter 3 Embeddability and subjectivity
Chapter 4 Optional projections
4.2.1 Topic in Chinese
4.2.2 Labeling issue
4.2.3 Sentence-final particles and topic markers
4.2.4 An SFP-based analysis
4.2.5 Embeddability of SFPs
4.3 Ex-situ cleft FocusP
4.3.1 Existing views on ex-situ cleft-focus structures
4.3.2 Pan’s (2017a) analysis
4.3.3 Evidence for a non-movement approach
4.3.4 A pro-based analysis of ex-situ cleft-focus structures
4.3.5 Advantages of the pro-based analysis
4.3.6 Differences between cleft-focus structures and topic structures
4.3.7 Deriving the exhaustivity
4.4 A possible extension to lian ‘even’…dou ‘all’ structure
4.5 Syntactic hierarchy
Chapter 5 Concluding remarks
5.1 WHAT and HOW?
5.3 Derive the cartography in the framework of the Minimalist Program
5.3.1 Disjunction-based analyses
5.3.2 Comp-to-Spec raising analyses
5.3.3 Advantage of the raising analysis over con(/dis)junction-based analyses
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