An Introduction to Government-Binding Theory in Chinese Syntax

Author: He, Yuanjian
A major concern of current linguistic theory is to determine the set of general principles to which the syntactic structure of all natural languages conforms, and in this connection it is important to examine a variety of language families and types. Though since the 1980s, current linguistic theories such as the Government-Binding theory have been applied to Chinese, this volume takes up issues to which previous investigations did not pay enough attention, or gave less comprehensive treatment. Its analysis of many aspects of Chinese syntax based on careful examination of data will be of great interest and value to Chinese linguists, GB oriented or otherwise.