Feng-hsi Liu

List of John Benjamins publications for which Feng-hsi Liu plays a role.



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Feng-hsi Liu

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 16] 1997. viii, 187 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Semantics | Syntax


Nie, Xiaowen and Feng-hsi Liu 2021 Indefinite subjects in Mandarin ChineseChinese Language and Discourse 12:2, pp. 181–214
Indefinite subjects in Mandarin Chinese are dis-preferred or restricted according to previous studies although they do exist in natural data. In this study we examine two issues: when they are used and why they are used. The first issue is best answered by looking at the information status of… read more | Article
In this study we explore the role played by input saliency in L2 acquisition of the time phrase and the locative phrase in Mandarin Chinese. In Chinese the time phrase that indicates when an event takes place and the locative phrase that indicates where an event takes place are similar in that… read more | Article
This study examines the variation between the active and the bei passive in Mandarin Chinese from a probabilistic perspective. The variables considered include discourse continuity factors and adversity. Two different models were built for the active-agentless passive variation and the… read more | Article
Liu, Feng-hsi 2007 Auxiliary selection in ChineseSplit Auxiliary Systems: A cross-linguistic perspective, Aranovich, Raúl (ed.), pp. 181–205
Despite extensive research on ba sentences in Chinese, the issue of when ba sentences are used in discourse has received little attention. This study examines the word order variation involving ba sentences by comparing three word orders: the canonical postverbal form, the ba form, and the… read more | Article
Liu, Feng-hsi 1999 Structure-preservation and Transitivity: The case of Chinese ba sentencesFunctionalism and Formalism in Linguistics: Volume II: Case studies, Darnell, Michael, Edith A. Moravcsik, Michael Noonan, Frederick J. Newmeyer and Kathleen Wheatley (eds.), pp. 175 ff.