Tommy Tsz-Ming Lee

List of John Benjamins publications for which Tommy Tsz-Ming Lee plays a role.


Subjects Generative linguistics | Sino-Tibetan languages | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Yip, Ka-Fai and Tommy Tsz-Ming Lee 2022 Modal movement licensed by focusNew Explorations in Chinese Theoretical Syntax: Studies in honor of Yen-Hui Audrey Li, Simpson, Andrew (ed.), pp. 165–192 | Chapter
This paper investigates the high position of root modals (such as keyi ‘may’) in Chinese, and its interaction with focus interpretations. We address a long-standing puzzle concerning their position: A-not-A questions appear to exceptionally license an otherwise unavailable high position of root… read more