Wei-wen Roger Liao
List of John Benjamins publications for which Wei-wen Roger Liao plays a role.
Negative modals and prohibitives in Taiwanese Southern Min New Explorations in Chinese Theoretical Syntax: Studies in honor of Yen-Hui Audrey Li, Simpson, Andrew (ed.), pp. 193–2162022
The paper discusses two types of negative modal particles found in prohibitives in Taiwanese Southern Min (TSM) – m-modals and b-modals. What distinguishes the two types of modals, we argue, is whether they are used in a descriptive or a directive/performative way. The m-modals are always used… read more | Chapter
Bare numeral phrases in Mandarin and the Minimalist Mapping Hypothesis International Journal of Chinese Linguistics 5:1, pp. 33–582018
We pursue an agreement-based analysis of the bare numeral phrases in Chinese. Bare numeral phrases in Chinese often occur with the you marker in the preverbal position. With the marker, a bare numeral phrase obtains an individual-denoting reading, which has an existential meaning. In contrast,… read more | Article