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1st Edition

Between Syntax and Semantics

ISBN 9780415990912
Published October 5, 2009 by Routledge
486 Pages

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Book Description

This indispensable volume contains articles that represent the best of Huang's work on the syntax-semantics interface over the last two decades. It includes three general topics: (a) questions, indefinites and quantification, (b) anaphora, (c) lexical structure and the syntax of events.

Table of Contents

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Part I: Questions, Indefinites and quantification

    1. Move wh in a language without wh-movement
    2. LF, ECP, and non-vacuous quantification
    3. Existential sentences in Chinese and (in)definiteness
    4. The syntax of wh-in-situ
    5. Modularity and Chinese A-not-A questions
    6. Logical Form
    7. Two types of donkey sentences
    8. Syntax of the hell

      Part II: anaphora and BINDING

    10. A note on binding theory
    11. On the distribution and reference of empty pronouns
    12. Reconstruction and the structure of VP
    13. Logophoricity, attitudes, and ziji at the interface

      Part III: Lexical Structure and Events

    15. On lexical structure and syntactic projection
    16. Resultatives and unaccusatives




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C.-T. James Huang, a Professor of Linguistics at Harvard University, is the preeminent specialist on the syntax and semantics of Chinese.