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Tang, Sze-Wing (1998). Parametrization of Features in Syntax.

URL: http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/tang/Dissertation/Tang%201998b.pdf

(Last accessed 2006-02-18).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2375&langcode=bmi (2018-07-17).

 

Example #1:

    (116) *Wo kanjian-le Zhangsan, ni kanjian-le Lisi.
    I see-Perf Zhangsan you see-Perf Lisi
    `I saw Zhangsan and you Lisi.'
Example #2:

    (118) Zhangsan chi-le san-ge pingguo, Lisi si-ge juzi.
    Zhangsan eat-Perf three-Cl apple     Lisi four-Cl oranges
    `Zhangsan ate three apples and Lisi four oranges.'        (Mei-Du Li 1988:41)
Example #3:

    (123) *Zhangsan qing-le     ta de xuesheng, Lisi ta de tongxue.
    Zhangsan invite-Perf he Mod student Lisi he Mod classmate
    `Zhangsan invited his students and Lisi his classmate.'
Example #4:

    (124) *Wo he-wan-le          tang, ni qishui.
    I drink-finish-Perf soup you soft.drink
    `I finished the soup, you soft drink.'
Example #5:

    (125) *Wo qi-de zhe pi ma hen lei, ni na pi ma hen lei.
    I ride-Res this Cl horse very tired you that Cl horse very tired
    `I rode that horse and got it tired and you rode that horse and got it tired.'
Example #6:

    (126) *Wo song-le liang-ben shu gei Zhangsan, ni san-zhi bi gei Lisi.
    I give-Perf two-Cl book to Zhangsan you three-Cl pen to Lisi
    `I gave two books to Zhangsan and you three pens to Lisi.'
Example #7:

    (128) Wo chi-le liang-wan fan, Zhangsan zhu-le san-wan tang, Lisi shi-ge shuijiao.
    I ate two-Cl rice Zhangsan cooked three-Cl soup Lisi ten-Cl dumpling
    cooked ten dumplings.'
Example #8:

    (129) Wo chi-le liang-wan fan, Zhangsan he-le san-wan tang, Lisi shi-ge shuijiao.
    I ate two-Cl rice Zhangsan drank three-Cl soup Lisi ten-Cl dumpling
    dumplings.'
Example #9:

    (131) Zhangsan san-ge pingguo, Lisi si-ge juzi.
    Zhangsan three-Cl apple     Lisi four-Cl orange
    `Zhangsan (has) three apples and Lisi four oranges.'
Example #10:

    (132) a.           *Wo he-wan-le          tang, ni qishui.
    I drink-finish-Perf soup you soft.drink
    `I finished the soup, you soft drink.'
Example #11:

    b.      Wo he tang, ni qishui.
    I drink soup you soft.drink
    `I drink soup and you soft drink.'
Example #12:

    (133) Wo he-le liang-wan tang, Zhangsan zhu-le si-wan tang, Lisi                           san-wan tang.
    I drank two-Cl soup Zhangsan cooked four-Cl soup Lisi                              three-Cl soup
    drank three bowls of soup.'
Example #13:

    (136) #Wo kanjian-le Zhangsan, ni Lisi.
    I see-Perf Zhangsan you Lisi
    `I saw Zhangsan and you are Lisi.'
Example #14:

    (137) Wo xuan-le Zhangsan, ni Lisi.
    I elect-Perf Zhangsan you Lisi
    `I voted for Zhangsan and you Lisi.'
Example #15:

    (138) a.           Wo song-le Zhangsan yi-ben shu, Lisi yi-zhi bi.
    I give-Perf Zhangsan one-Cl book Lisi one-Cl pen
    `I gave Zhangsan a book and Lisi a pen.'
Example #16:

    b.      (?)Ta gei ni Zhangsan, wo Lisi.
    he give you Zhangsan I Lisi
    `He gave you Zhangsan and me Lisi.'
Example #17:

    (139) Wo fang-le yi-ben shu zai zuozi-shang, san-zhi bi zai yizi-shang.
    I put-Perf one-Cl book on table-top       three-Cl pen on chair-top
    `I put one book on the table and three pens on the chair.'
Example #18:

    (140) Wo quan      Zhangsan jie yan, Lisi jie jiu.
    I persuade Zhangsan quit smoke Lisi quit wine
    `I persuade Zhangsan to quit smoking and Lisi to quit drinking.'
Example #19:

    (141) Wo ti-le     Zhangsan yi-jiao, Lisi liang-jiao.
    I kick-Perf Zhangsan one-Cl Lisi two-Cl
    `I kicked Zhangsan once and Lisi twice.'
Example #20:

    (142) Wo ma-de      Zhangsan hen bu kaixin, Lisi hen bu manyi.
    I scold-Res Zhangsan very not happy Lisi very not pleased
    displeased.'
Example #21:

    (i)        Zhangsan yi-ben shu. Lisi wu-ben shu.
    Zhangsan one-Cl book Lisi five-Cl book
    `Zhangsan has one book and Lisi five books.'
Example #22:

    (10)    Zhangsan ma ta huidan.
    Zhangsan scold he bastard
    `Zhangsan called him a bastard.'
Example #23:

    b.       *Wo ba Zhangsan ma huaidan.
    I BA Zhangsan scold bastard
    `I call Zhangsan a bastard.'