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Proceedings of the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-20).
2 Volumes. 2008.
Edited by Marjorie K.M. Chan and Hana Kang.
Columbus, Ohio: East Asian Studies Center, The Ohio State University.
Distributed by NACCL Proceedings Online, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

The Proceedings of the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-20), which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the NACCL conference series, is dedicated to Professor Edwin G. Pulleyblank, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), in honor of his eighty-fifth birthday, celebrated at the start of NACCL-20 preparations in August 2007. Printed and bound sets of the NACCL-20 Proceedings will be given to the invited speakers, and some sets will be donated to libraries (e.g. OSU Libraries, U of British Columbia Libraries, U of Alberta Libraries, Library of Congress, etc.) for local borrowing and interlibrary loan. The NACCL-20 Proceedings is available here in PDF format. (Note: Adobe Reader (formerly, Acrobat Reader) version 6.0 or higher is required. The full-text PDF files open in a new window.)

Note: Professor E.G. Pulleyblank passed away peacefully on Saturday, 13 April 2013, at the age of 90. A full list of his publications, spanning six decades -- from 1950 through 2008 -- is published in this proceedings, as is his last publication, the paper that he presented as our special keynote speaker.

Presenting a bound copy to Prof. E. G. Pulleyblank
at his home on 24 July 2009, before his 87th birthday.

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Volume 1

  1. Cover for Volume 1 (pp. 0)
  2. Title page & copyright page for Volume 1   (pp. i - ii)
  3. Contents of Volumes 1 & 2   (pp. iii - viii)
  4. Preface   (pp. ix - x)
  5. Acknowledgements  (p. xi - xii)
  6. History of NACCL: The First Two Decades  (p. xiii - xviii)
  7. Dedication to Professor Edwin G. Pulleyblank   (pp. xix - xxi)
    - ICS Lecture introduced by Jennifer W. Jay and Derek Herforth
  8. NACCL-20 Papers: Part 1  (pp. 1 - 108)
    - Plenary and Invited Papers   (Numbered I to V)
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  9. NACCL-20 Papers: Part 2 - Part 6  (pp. 109 - 526)
    - Main Session Papers   (Numbered 1 to 30)
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Volume 2

  1. Cover for Volume 2 (pp. 0)
  2. Title page & copyright page for Volume 2  (pp. i - ii)
  3. Contents of Volumes 1 & 2   (pp. iii - viii)
  4. NACCL-20 Papers: Part 7 - Part 9   (pp. 527 - 1058)
    - Main Session Papers   (Numbered 31 to 69)
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  5. Author Index   (pp. 1059 - 1060)
  6. Publications of Professor Edwin G. Pulleyblank   (pp. 1061 - 1075)


  Part 1. Plenary and Invited Papers (I - V)

  1. PULLEYBLANK Edwin G. (Plenary Speaker & ICS Lecture Series Speaker)
    Language as digital: A new theory of the origin and nature of human speech   (p. 1)
  2. TAI James H.-Y. (Plenary Speaker)
    The nature of Chinese grammar: Perspectives from sign language   (p. 21)
  3. LI Yen-hui Audrey (Plenary Speaker)
    Case, 20 years later   (p. 41)
  4. ERNST Thomas (Invited Speaker)
    Language as digital: A new theory of the origin and nature of human speech   (p. 69)
  5. SANDERS Robert (Invited Speaker)
    Tonetic sound change in Taiwan Mandarin: The case of Tone 2 and Tone 3 citation contours   (p. 87)


  Part 2. Phonetics and Phonology (1 - 10)

  1. DUANMU San
    The spotty-data problem in phonology   (p. 109)
  2. GUO Lijuan and TAO Liang
    Tone production in Mandarin Chinese by American students: A case study   (p. 123)
  3. HUNG Tsun-Hui and LEE Chao-Yang
    Processing linguistic and musical pitch by English-speaking musicians and non-musicians   (p. 139)
  4. LEE Chao-Yang, TAO Liang and BOND Z.S.
    Talker and contextual effects on identifying fragmented Mandarin tones   (p. 147)
  5. LIAO Rongrong
    Mandarin learners’ tonal patterns: An experimental study   (p. 165)
  6. LIN Yen-Hwei
    Patterned vowel variation in standard Mandarin loanword adaptation: Evidence from a dictionary corpus   (p. 175)
  7. LIU Joyce H.-C. and WANG H. Samuel
    Speech errors of tone in Taiwanese   (p. 189)
  8. POSS Nicholas, HUNG Tsun-Hui and WILL Udo
    The effects of tonal information on lexical activation in Mandarin   (p. 205)
  9. WU Chen-huei
    Filled pauses in L2 Chinese: A comparison of native and non-native speakers   (p. 213)
  10. YANG Chunsheng
    Temporal cues of discourse boundaries in L1/L2 Mandarin speech   (p. 229)


Part 3. Word-Formation and Numeral classifers (11 – 14)

  1. LIU Yi-Hsien
    Number deletion and classifier realization in three Chinese dialects   (p. 243)
  2. PIRANI Laura
    Bound roots in Mandarin Chinese and comparison with European "semi-words"   (p. 261)
  3. WANG Lianqing
    Historical and dialectal variants of Chinese general classifiers -- On the criteria of general classifiers   (p. 279)
  4. YIP Colum Chak Lam
    Complicating the oversimplification: Chinese numeral classifiers and true measures   (p. 285)


Part 4. Some Issues in Second Language Acquisition (15 – 17)

  1. JIN Lingxia
    Markedness and second language acquisition of word order in Mandarin Chinese   (p. 297)
  2. LIANG Neal Szu-Yen
    The acquisition of Chinese shape classifiers by L2 adult learners   (p. 309)
  3. ZHANG Yongfang
    How Chinese native speakers handle written style material in reading and its application in second language instruction   (p. 327)


Part 5. Sociolinguistics, Signed language and Language Contact (18 – 23)

  1. CHAN Marjorie K.M. and XU Wang   
    Modality effects revisited: Iconicity in Chinese Sign Language   (p. 343)
  2. GAO Liwei
    Language change in progress: Evidence from computer-mediated communication   (p. 361)
  3. JAY Jennifer W. 
    Rapper Jin’s (歐陽靖) ABC: Acquiring spoken Cantonese and transnational identity through restaurant culture and Hong Kong TV   (p. 379)
  4. LIAO Silvie
    A perceptual dialect study of Taiwan Mandarin: Language attitudes in the era of political battle   (p. 391)
  5. QIN Xizhen
    Choices in terms of address: A sociolinguistic study of Chinese and American English practices   (p. 409)
  6. YAN Jing
    Linguistic convergence and divergence in Guangzhou (Canton City): Social variation of Vernacular Written Cantonese   (p. 423)


Part 6. Topics in Historical Linguistics (24 - 30)

  1. CHU Chia-ning 竺家寧 
    早期佛經詞義的義素研究 -- 與「觀看」意義相關的動詞分析   (p. 437)
  2. HERFORTH Derek
    Working out basic patterns in Classical Chinese syntax: Further data on the benefactive ditransitive in Late Zhou   (p. 455)
  3. HUANG Yu-cheng 黃育正
    現代漢語程度副詞「格外」的歷時演變過程及其認知解釋   (p. 473)
  4. WU Sue-mei 
    Instrumentality: The core meaning of the coverb yi 以 in Classical Chinese   (p. 489)
  5. WU Xiaoqi
    The word order of the ditransitive construction with gei revisited   (p. 499)
  6. ZHAO Tong
    Reconstruction of Old Chinese back vowels   (p. 509)
  7. ZHENG Rongbin
    Zhongxian (中仙) Min dialect: A preliminary study of language contact and stratum-formation   (p. 517)


Part 7.   Syntax and Semantics (31 – 59)

  1. AI Ruixi Ressy and CHEN Jidong
    A puzzle in Chinese dative shift   (p. 527)
  2. CHANG Melody Ya-Yin
    Postverbal particles in Naxi   (p. 539)
  3. CHEN Liping  
    The scalarity of dou in focus structure   (p. 549)
  4. CHEN Weirong
    Relative clauses in Hui'an dialect   (p. 567)
  5. CHENG Hsu-Te Johnny
    Attitude phrase and a puzzle of reconstruction   (p. 583)
  6. DONAZZAN Marta
    Presupposition on times and degrees: The semantics of Mandarin hái   (p. 597)
  7. GAO Qian
    Word order in Mandarin: Reading and speaking   (p. 611)
  8. HE Baozhang 何宝璋
    谈 "有(一)点 + 静态动词" 的语义及语用功能   (p. 627)
  9. HSU Yu-Yin
    The sentence-internal topic and focus in Chinese   (p. 635)
  10. HU Jianhua and Pan Haihua
    Mandarin intransitive verbs and their objects at the syntax-information structure interface   (p. 653)

  11. HU Wenze 胡文泽
    ‘把’字句语法意义在现代汉语‘把’字结构句中的不均衡表现   (p. 665)
  12. HUANG Hui-Yu Catherine
    Ambiguity in the affirmative/negative ‘V u/bo NP’ construction in Taiwanese Southern Min   (p. 675)
  13. HUANG Yahui Anita
    Prepositions in Chinese bare conditionals   (p. 691)
  14. KUO Pei-Jung 
    Light verb construction as a case of remnant movement   (p. 705)
  15. KUONG Io-Kei Joaquim
    Yes/no question particles revisited: The grammatical functions of mo4, me1, and maa3   (p. 715)
  16. LI Chao
    On the headedness of Mandarin resultative verb compounds   (p. 735)
  17. LI Dianyu
    Analyzing passive constructions in the finite state   (p. 751)
  18. LI Kening
    Contrastive Focus Structure in Mandarin Chinese   (p. 759)
  19. LIN Yi-An
    A probe-goal approach to parametric variation in English and Mandarin Chinese nominal phrases   (p. 775)
  20. QIAN Nairong 钱乃荣
    上海方言的时态   (p. 785)

  21. REN Fei
    Temporal meaning of -le in Chinese   (p. 789)
  22. ROUZER Jack
    Adjectivals and adverbials: On the representation of quantities and qualities in Chinese and implications for language typology   (p. 801)
  23. SHEN Yang 沈阳
    补语小句和处所义双宾结构的句法构造   (p. 813)
  24. SIMPSON Andrew and HO Hao Tam
    The comparative syntax of passive structures in Chinese and Vietnamese   (p. 825)
  25. TIEU Lyn Shan
    Non-referential verb use in Chinese: A unified verb copying analysis   (p. 843)
  26. TSENG Yu-Ching
    Branching consistency as a syntactic OCP constraint on Hakka relative construction   (p. 861)
  27. WANG Xin
    The semantics and pragmatics of liandou/ye, lian, dou, and ye   (p. 875)
  28. ZHANG Lan
    Locative inversion and aspect markers le and zhe in Mandarin Chinese   (p. 893)
  29. ZHANG Qing
    The negative auxiliary in Chinese imperatives   (p. 903)


Part 8.  Sentence-Processing and Psycholinguistic Studies (60 – 63)

  1. HSU Dong-Bo
    Structural persistence in Mandarin Chinese preschoolers   (p. 913)
  2. HUANG Yu-chi and KAISER Elsi
    Investigating filler-gap dependencies in Chinese topicalization   (p. 927)
  3. NG Shukhan
    An active gap strategy in the processing of filler-gap dependencies in Chinese   (p. 943)
  4. WANG Zhijun
    Context coercion in sentence processing: Evidence from Chinese   (p. 959)


Part 9. Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis (64 – 69)

  1. DONG Xinran
    Chinese requests in academic settings   (p. 975)
  2. HE Yi
    Humor in discourse: A linguistic study of the Chinese dialect film, Crazy Stone (疯狂的石头)   (p. 989)
  3. KANG Hana
    A discourse analysis of code-switching in Falling Leaves and Luoyeguigen (落葉歸根)   (p. 999)
  4. MENG Nan
    Making requests: A pragmatic study of Chinese mother-child dyads   (p. 1011)
  5. TSAI I-Ni
    Projecting the unanticipatory: The Mandarin particle ei and its projectability in daily conversation   (p. 1023)
  6. YANG Jia
    How to say ‘no’ in Chinese: A pragmatic study of refusal strategies in five TV series   (p. 1041)