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dc.contributor.advisorGuilfoyle, Eithne
dc.contributor.authorWang, Xiao Jun
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T21:33:42Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T21:33:42Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.citationWang, X. J. (1996). A unified analysis of the bei and the ba constructions in Chinese (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/15131en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612128539en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/29462
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 106-110.en
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, we propose a unified analysis of two long-disputed structures in Chinese: the bei and the ha constructions, which exhibit a number of unexpected properties given standard assumptions with respect to passivization and Case theory since: i) the bei passive cannot suppress the verb's Case and theta-role assigning abilities; ii) the Agent DP is not demoted; iii) DP movement does not occur to satisfy the Case Filter. It is shown that many of the puzzling properties in these constructions, especially the unusual word order, can be treated as consequences of some general principles. While the standard analysis of passivization is challenged, strong empirical evidence is found favoring the VP-Internal Subject Hypothesis, the UTAH (Baker 1988), the proposal that DP movement occurs to satisfy the requirement that a Case assigner discharge Case (Fukui and Speas 1986), and that a chain may receive more than one Case feature.
dc.format.extentviii, 110 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccPL 1101 W36 1996en
dc.subject.lcshChinese language - Grammar
dc.titleA unified analysis of the bei and the ba constructions in Chinese
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/15131
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguistics
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccPL 1101 W36 1996en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1067 520538428


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.