Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese
Cartography and Minimalism
ISBN10: 1138068187 ISBN13: 9781138068186 Publisher: Routledge Published: Jan 28 2019 Weight: 1.10lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.