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Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Institute of Chinese Linguistics
Language Information Sciences Research Centre



Prof. Xu Liejiong

Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto

Choice between the Overt and the Covert

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Date: 29th November 2002 (Friday)

Venue: B7603 (CTL Multi-purpose Room), City University of Hong Kong


Three factors are involved in making a choice between the overt and the null forms. The choice may be lexically controlled or uncontrolled; it may be grammatically determined or undetermined; it may be contextually sensitive or free. Each position of a syntactic structure can be characterized by means of three binary features [+/- L], [+/- G], [+/- C]. In some respects feature characterization has an advantage over the familiar approach of identifying a null subject or a null object as one of the four standard empty categories. It provides a mechanism for revealing important differences and similarities between languages.

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