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Rint Sybesma

Professor of Chinese Linguistics

Name
Prof.dr. R.P.E. Sybesma
Telephone
+31 71 527 2529
E-mail
r.p.e.sybesma@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Research

Main research area: The syntax of the Sinitic and non-Sinitic languages of China.

 

CV

Rint Sybesma was educated in Leiden, the Netherlands (Universiteit Leiden), and Shenyang, China (Liaoning Daxue). He holds MAs in Linguistics and Sinology (1987; Leiden) and a Ph.D. in Linguistics (1992; Leiden). Dissertation: Causatives and accomplishments. The case of Chinese ba.

 

Key publications

  • 2005. "Classifiers in four varieties of Chinese." In Guglielmo Cinque and Richard Kayne, The Oxford handbook of comparative syntax, 259-292. New York: OUP USA. (With Lisa Cheng.)
  • 2004. " Exploring Cantonese tense." In Leonie Cornips and Jenny Doetjes, Linguistics in the Netherlands 2004, 169-180. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • 2004. " Postverbal CAN in Cantonese (and Hakka) and Agree." Lingua 114/4, 419-445. [Special issue on the variation in the syntax of auxiliaries.] (With Lisa Cheng.)
  • 2004. "On the different verbal behavior of auxiliaries." Lingua 114/4, 389-398.[Special issue on the variation in the syntax of auxiliaries.] (With Sjef Barbiers.)

Other publications can be found under 'Publications' (top of page).

 

Teaching

Linguistics courses at all levels in the department of Chinese studies.

Professor of Chinese Linguistics

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS China

Work address

Arsenaal building
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number 0.21

Contact

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL Taalwetenschap

Work address

Arsenaal building
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number 0.21

Contact

Publications

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