List of John Benjamins publications for which Na Liu plays a role.
Review of Lin (2019): Encoding motion events in Mandarin Chinese. A cognitive functional study. Applying Embodied Cognition and Cognitive Linguistics to language teaching, Della Putta, Paolo and Ferran Suñer (eds.), pp. 323–3302023.
Potentials for grammaticalization: Sensitivity to position and event type. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 19:2, pp. 363–4022021.
This paper discusses the grammaticalization of motion verbs in Mandarin. A class of motion verbs in Mandarin that regularly appears at either V1 or V2 position in the V1+V2 construction is only grammaticalized at the V2 position, where the verb becomes a directional complement. We provide a… read more | Article
A new passive form in Mandarin: Its syntax and implications. International Journal of Chinese Linguistics 1:1, pp. 1–342014.
This paper discusses the syntax, semantics and historical source of the new bèi XX construction in Mandarin from a cross-linguistic perspective. We argue that bèi XX is not a special construction that involves the passivization of intransitive verbs. What is passivized in it is not XX itself but a… read more | Article