COMPLEX DIRECTIONAL CONSTRUCTIONS IN MANDARIN CHINESE

I’ve spent much recent time studying the phrase structure of directional constructions containing motion deixis, particularly in Mandarin. A single puzzle involving the distribution of locative vs. non-locative objects (first observed in Chao 1968) constituted the bulk of my senior thesis, which I successfully defended on May 9th, 2016. This study has been great, eye-opening fun, and even greater mysteries now lie on the horizon.