When: Thursday 1 March
Where: Linguistics, Room 117
Presenter: Lisa Travis (on joint work with Shu-ing Shyu of National Sun Yat-sen University)
Relevant Construction: Predicate doubling in Mandarin
Zhangsan lai shi lai le, *(danshi bu shuo yijuhua).
Zhangsan come SHI come Asp but not speak one-CL.-word
‘Although Zhangsan came, he didn’t speak a word.’
Question: Is this construction created by movement leaving a copy or reduplication feeding syntactic movement?
Larger issue: Ordering of phonology and syntax and post spell-out movement