|標題:||A Tenseless Analysis of Mandarin Chinese Revisited: A Response to Sybesma 2007|
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
|關鍵字:||tenseless language;tenseless analysis;temporal interpretations;Chinese|
|摘要:||Sybesma (2007) argues for the existence of a syntactic T node in Chinese on the basis of general theoretical considerations and parallel empirical data from Dutch and Chinese. This reply shows that a tenseless analysis of Chinese is an equally viable alternative or even a better one. given sonic empirical problems that the tensed an has to face The tenseless analysis is backed up not only by its ability to explain the data in a more elegant way but also by syntactic facts that seem to be unrelated coincidences under a tensed analysis but are natural consequences under a tense less alternative|
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