Language and Linguistics | 語言暨語言學

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Editor-in-Chief
Edith Aldridge | Academia Sinica, Taiwan | LLeditor at sinica.edu.tw
Associate Editors
Miao-Hsia Chang | National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Shin Fukuda | University of Hawaii, USA
Feng-fan Hsieh | National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
ORCID logoGuillaume Jacques | CNRS, France
Wei-wen Roger Liao | Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Yen-Hwei Lin | Michigan State University, USA
Chen-Sheng Luther Liu | National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Eric Potsdam | University of Florida, USA
Sze-Wing Tang | The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Rui-wen Wu | Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Language and Linguistics is an academic publication of the Institute of Linguistics at Academia Sinica. Established in 2000, it publishes research in general and theoretical linguistics on the languages of East Asia and the Pacific region, including Sino-Tibetan, Austronesian, and the Austroasiatic and Altaic language families.

Since 2013, Language and Linguistics has been managed by an Editor-in-Chief, with internationally known scholars with different areas of expertise serving as Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, and Reviewers, in order to present an informative, insightful scholarly dialogue.
To increase international citation rates and visibility, Language and Linguistics has been co-published with international publisher SAGE from 2014 to 2016 (Volume 15-17) and distributed worldwide. Beginning in 2017 (Volume 18), Language and Linguistics has been in partnership with John Benjamins Publishing Company, one of the leading publishers in the field of language and linguistics.

Language and Linguistics is an Open Access journal and the only international linguistic journal that publishes in both English and Traditional Chinese. The journal publishes a single volume yearly. Four issues are published per volume. Each volume contains three English issues (January, April, and October) and one Chinese issue (July). With original studies and a rigorous review process, the journal is indexed by the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), Bibliographie linguistique/Linguistic bibliography, CSA Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), Current Contents/Arts and Humanities, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, Linguistics Abstracts, MLA International Bibliography, SCOPUS, CNKI Scholar, Dimensions, Glottolog, and THCI.

Language and Linguistics seeks to provide research that is professional, insightful, and current, and welcomes submissions in all areas of linguistics.

Language and Linguistics publishes its articles Online First.

To submit papers or monographs, please visit https://llsubmit.ling.sinica.edu.tw

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Volumes 1-17 can be freely downloaded from: https://www.ling.sinica.edu.tw/item/en?act=journal

Volumes 18 and onward are freely accessible on both L&L’s websiteand on the John Benjamins e-Platform. Most of these volumes were first made Open Access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. It has now (January 2023) been decided to change this to the more liberal CC BY 4.0 license. Please note that while we are in the process of making this change, information about licenses can vary between the Benjamins website, platform and in the articles themselves.

ISSN: 1606-822X | E-ISSN: 2309-5067
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https://doi.org/10.1075/lali
Latest articles

8 July 2024

  • From negative to conjunctive : bo55 in the Jieyang Southern Min dialect
    Yanxuan Huang , Ruiling Huang Jiaying Huang
  • 2 July 2024

  • 名物化與「的」字結構 談轉指與自指
    林若望 | LALI 25:3 (2024) pp. 454–496
  • 從連類複數到真性複數 揭陽閩語複數標記「伊儂」的功能與演變
    黃瑞玲 盛益民 | LALI 25:3 (2024) pp. 395–425
  • 江西吉水方言強調即時性的「來」及相關問題
    李桂蘭 | LALI 25:3 (2024) pp. 426–453
  • 甘青語言區域漢語副動詞附綴「是」 語義、句法和來源
    邵明園 林旭娜 | LALI 25:3 (2024) pp. 497–534
  • 臘羅彝語的度量短語
    卜維美 劉鴻勇 | LALI 25:3 (2024) pp. 351–369
  • 重慶方言句末語氣詞的意義功能及結構
    湯麗 許又尹 | LALI 25:3 (2024) pp. 535–575
  • 韓漢音的分期與中古到現代的演變
    嚴翼相 | LALI 25:3 (2024) pp. 370–394
  • 27 June 2024

  • The syntax of Korean reduced conditionals : Right edge and pronominalization
    Masaya Yoshida Suwon Yoon
  • 21 June 2024

  • Waning and waxing : The case of comparative marking in Tujia
    Man Lu , Yu Ma , Jeroen van de Weijer Zhen Yi
  • 30 May 2024

  • 西北漢語助詞「著」的比較研究 論語言接觸性演變的一種新模式
    范曉蕾
  • 22 April 2024

  • Verbal marking, intransitivity, and argument structure : The case of Budai Rukai
    Cheng-Fu Chen
  • 2 April 2024

  • Interrogatives of reason in Tibeto-Burman languages of Sichuan
    Hongdi Ding Sicong Dong | LALI 25:2 (2024) pp. 187–233
  • The semantics of Mandarin futurates
    Yuyin He | LALI 25:2 (2024) pp. 234–269
  • The sole relative marker
    Xinjunrong Huang Cheng-Yu Edwin Tsai | LALI 25:2 (2024) pp. 318–350
  • Sortal classifiers and noun categorization in Zauzou
    Yu Li | LALI 25:2 (2024) pp. 270–317
  • 2 January 2024

  • Topic drop and pro drop
    C. -T. James Huang Barry C. -Y. Yang | LALI 25:1 (2024) pp. 1–27
  • Cleaving idioms with right-node-raising : An LF copying approach
    Jeong-Seok Kim , Duk-Ho Jung Jin Hyung Lee | LALI 25:1 (2024) pp. 28–55
  • Structural position affects topic transition : An eye-tracking study
    Siqi Lyu , Jung-Yueh Tu Chien-Jer Charles Lin | LALI 25:1 (2024) pp. 56–79
  • Sino-Tibetan *w in Tibetan and Old Chinese
    Axel Schuessler | LALI 25:1 (2024) p. 80
  • Causative alternation in Zuo Tradition
    Saina Wuyun | LALI 25:1 (2024) pp. 123–161
  • Revisiting sentence-final adjunct WHAT
    Barry C.-Y. Yang | LALI 25:1 (2024) pp. 162–186
  • 14 September 2023

  • Probabilistic phonology : A review of theoretical perspectives, applications, and problems
    John Alderete Sara Finley | LALI 24:4 (2023) pp. 565–610
  • Tangut and Horpa languages : Some shared morphosyntactic features
    Mathieu Beaudouin | LALI 24:4 (2023) pp. 611–673
  • Rethinking postverbal ‘acquire’ and related constructions in Cantonese : Polyfunctionality and parameters
    Cherry Chit-yu Lam | LALI 24:4 (2023) pp. 674–732
  • The grammaticalization of impossibility : The emergence of the Mandarin modal auxiliary wufa
    Meili Liu Hubert Cuyckens | LALI 24:4 (2023) pp. 733–763
  • The {bei+verb+jiangqu} construction in pre-twelfth century Chinese : Its evolution and transcription
    Jianqiang Sun | LALI 24:4 (2023) pp. 764–794
  • Acknowledgements
    LALI 24:4 (2023) pp. 795–796
  • 10 July 2023

  • 上聲來源(< -ʔ)新證
    梅祖麟 | LALI 24:3 (2023) pp. 502–514
  • 再談漢語「是」字句及幾類相關結構的語義
    劉瑩 程工 | LALI 24:3 (2023) pp. 469–501
  • 廈門閩南語的文、白形式在構詞層面上的分工與競爭
    郭必之 | LALI 24:3 (2023) pp. 437–468
  • 格西霍爾語的示證範疇
    田阡子 孫天心 | LALI 24:3 (2023) pp. 540–563
  • 閩南語的去鼻化音變與原始沿海閩語的清響音
    沈瑞清 | LALI 24:3 (2023) pp. 515–539
  • 9 April 2023

  • The grammaticalization of verbs of location movement into noun-phrase conjunctions in Archaic Chinese
    Jung-Im Chang | LALI 24:2 (2023) pp. 183–215
  • The anatomy of Chinese Superlative Modifiers : The case of Q-adjectives
    Yi-Hsun Chen | LALI 24:2 (2023) pp. 216–268
  • On the syntax of assigning you constructions in Mandarin Chinese
    Rui-heng Ray Huang | LALI 24:2 (2023) pp. 269–301
  • From reciprocity to competition : Subjectification of reciprocal pronouns in Korean
    Gerd Jendraschek Myung-Chul Koo | LALI 24:2 (2023) pp. 302–324
  • Old Chinese ‘egg’ : More evidence for consonant clusters
    Masaki Nohara | LALI 24:2 (2023) pp. 325–344
  • Gser-Rdo : A new Tibetic language across the Rngaba‑Dkarmdzes border
    Jackson T.-S. Sun | LALI 24:2 (2023) pp. 345–390
  • A more special use of the third person singular pronoun in Shanghainese
    Jialei Zhu | LALI 24:2 (2023) pp. 391–436
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