Professor of Chinese Linguistics
Main research area: The syntax of the Sinitic and non-Sinitic languages of China.
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.
- 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).
Linguistics courses at all levels in the department of Chinese studies.
- Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
- Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
- LUCL Taalwetenschap