This book is a collection of seven articles published in the past decade by the author. These articles are concerned with various issues including possessor raising, null subject, null object, pied-piping in logical form, focus marker, question formation, and adverbial reflexive. Each article has made a contribution to its topic. More importantly, these seven articles, taken as a whole, also constitute a window through which readers may look at the issues from a formal syntactic perspective and get a sense as how works have been conducted in the framework concerned, how arguments have been constructed, and how justifications have been provided in the field.
Possessor Raising in Chinese and Korean
Two Types of Pre-Verbal Reflexives in Chinese
The Positioning of Chinese Focus Marker SHI and Pied-Piping in Logical Form
Two Types of Null Subject Languages
Null Object and Its Syntactic Derivation
The Interaction of Grammatical Features "Question" and "Focus"
Focus-Marking in Chinese and Malay
Readership: Senior undergraduate students, graduate students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees, university lecturers and language-related professionals.
A detailed analysis of a carefully selected group of important conceptions and phenomena in Chinese grammar
All the works have been conducted in one of the mainstream frameworks of linguistic theory
It has been done from a comparative perspective, focusing on the Chinese language and referring to comparable languages including English, Japanese, Korean, and Malay