Prof. dr. R.P.E. (Rint) Sybesma

Position:
  • Professor
Expertise:
  • Chinese linguistics


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2529
E-Mail: r.p.e.sybesma@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS China
Office Address: Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number 0.21
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2524
E-Mail: r.p.e.sybesma@umail.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics, LUCL Taalwetenschap
Office Address: Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number 0.21


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 'Published work' (top of page).

Teaching

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

Last Modified: 11-12-2015