Tim Chou at the North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics

By Andries W. Coetzee
Sep 09, 2012 Bookmark and Share

San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Tim Chou was quite busy this summer. In addition to a presentation (jointly with Sujeewa Hettiarachchi) at GLOW in Asia (reported on here), Tim also gave a presentation at the 24th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, held during June in San Franciso. The title of Tim's talk was "Causes of A-movement in Chinese". This is how Tim describes what his talk was about:

 In this talk, based on the distribution of argument displacement in Chinese raising verb constructions, I argue that (i) there are two distinct forces of A-movement in Chinese - unvalued Case feature and unvalued Topic feature, (ii) feature interpretability and feature valuation should be lexically dissociated, and (iii) there is neither a null expletive nor an EPP structural requirement on T in Chinese.