Niina Ning Zhang

Niina Ning Zhang, born in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, PR China, obtained her M.A. degree in linguistics from Shanghai International Studies University, Ph.D. degree in linguistics from Shanghai International Studies University and University of Toronto, Canada. She taught linguistic courses in Guangxi Normal University, Shanghai International Studies University, University of Toronto, and Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin. In 1997-2003, she was a researcher in Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS:http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/). Now she is a professor of the Institute of Linguistics, National Chung Cheng University. Her professional specialty is formal syntax, especially the syntax of coordinate constructions. In 2009, she was awarded the ''Young Scholar Award'' from Academia Sinica, Taiwan. In her book (Coordination in Syntax 2010 Cambridge University Press), she argues for four radical claims: (1) conjuncts are syntactically asymmetrical; (2) there is no independent syntactic category for coordinators; (3) Ross's (1967) Coordinate Structure Constraint is not a construction-specific syntactic constraint; (4) Across-The-Board Movement does not exist. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Zhang, Niina Ning
Published 2010
Cambridge University Press