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Donna Lardiere (2004). On Morphological Competence.

URL: http://www.lingref.com/cpp/gasla/7/paper1165.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1777&langcode=cmn (2021-10-24).


Example #1:

    (6)    ta shi yi-ge       mishu        jian   daziyuan           (Aoun & Li 2003, p. 141)
    he is one-CL secretary and             typist
    `He is a secretary and typist.'
Example #2:

    ta kan-guo       de (na-ben)      shu                     (Aoun & Li 2003, p. 152)
    he read-ASP DE that-CL            book
    `the book that he has read'
Example #3:

    (12)    ta    hui     dai      xuesheng-men       hui jia
    he    will    bring student-PL            back home
    *'He   will   bring (some) students back home.'
Example #4:

    (13)    laoshi dui zhe-/na- xie xuesheng-men               tebie        hao
    teacher to      this/that- PL    student-PL        especially   good
    `The teacher is especially nice to these/those students.'
Example #5:

    (14)   *laoshi    dui (zhe/na) ji-ge               xuesheng-men      tebie          hao
    teacher to        this/that several-CL student-PL            especially     good
    `The teacher is especially nice to those several students.'
Example #6:

    (18) a. ni xihuan neiben              shu         ma ?                      (Mandarin)
    you like        that-CL       book        Q
    `Do you like that book?'
Example #7:

    b. women jintian wanshang chi shenme?                                (Mandarin)
    we     today evening         eat what
    `What are we having for supper tonight?'
Example #8:

    (21) a. ni  xiang mai shenme              (ne)?
    you want buy what                  Q
    `What do you want to buy?'
Example #9:

    b. wo bu xiang mai             shenme
    I     not want       buy    anything
    `I don't want to buy anything'
Example #10:

    c. wo shenme          dou mai
    I     everything all    buy
    `I will buy everything'
Example #11:

    (25) *zhe jiu        shi [[[[ ta    xihuan [ ti nian guo        shu] de] ren] de]                 difangi]
    this exactly is         he    like           read-ASP book C       person C                 place
    `This is the place where he likes the person(s) that studied.'
Example #12:

    (26) *zhe jiu       shi [[[[ruguo ta ti shengqi] ni           hui bu gaoxing] de] yuanyini]
    this exactly is       if       he      angry     you will not happy          C reason
    `This is the reason (x) that you will not be happy if he gets angry (because of)
Example #13:

    (35) Zhangsan hai dei           xie     yi-pian lunwen  (based on Li & Thompson, 1981:303)
    John         still must write one-CL dissertation
    `John still has to write a dissertation.'