Editor’s Note

We are glad to announce that the third issue of UST WORKING PAPERS IN LINGUISTICS (USTWPL) is published during the Christmas season this year. Since the publication of the first and the second issues, we have received a lot of encouragement and blessings from colleagues and friends in the linguistic circle of the University System of Taiwan (UST). As we mentioned in the previous issues, “The purpose of USTWPL is to promote interest and communication in linguistics and related fields among faculties, students, alumni, and visiting scholars of the University System of Taiwan”, the publication of the third issue of USTWPL is thus one step further toward this goal.

Some changes are made during this year. First, we have a new editor, Xin-Xian Yu (NTHU) who is now in his second year of the Ph.D. program. Next, we have a new freshman secretariat, Chia-Yin Hu (NTHU), our first-year Ph.D. student, who is now taking care of every non-trivial business in dealing with the printing and publishing stuff. Also, we made some adjustment on the format of the papers in this issue so that the whole working paper looks nice and professional.

This year, we are grateful to the Graduate Institute of Linguistics at National Tsing Hua University for the crucial financial support. We thank all the anonymous referees for their time, effort, and most importantly their extensive comments on all the drafts submitted to USTWPL. Meanwhile, we should also thank all the contributors for their patience and commitment during the process of refereeing and editing. Finally, special and huge thanks should go to Prof. Yueh-Chin Chang (Chair, NTHU), Prof. Chin-Fa Lien (NTHU), Prof. T.-H. Jonah Lin (NTHU) and Prof. Wei-Tian Dylan Tsai (NTHU) for their continuing enthusiasm and precious publishing expertise in providing us with much needed direction.

Chun Edison Chang
Xin-Xian Yu



Volume 3 (2007)



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邱力璟 (Li-Ching Chiu) 漢語疑問刪略句的派生來源 1-12
遠藤雅裕 (Endo Masahiro) 從類別詞演變為結構助詞-以台灣客語海陸方言的類別詞為中心 13-22
徐富美 (Fu-Mei Hsu)


T.-H. Jonah Lin Is there TP in Mandarin Chinese? 36-42
Chen-Sheng Luther Liu The V-qilai Evaluative Construction in Chinese 43-62
Yu-Ying Julia Su Resultative and Descriptive Clauses as Matrix Clauses in Tsou 63-82
Chihsia Tang A Comparative Study of English and Chinese Idioms with food Names 83-94
Barry Chung-Yu Yang Intervention Effect, Wh-movement, and Focus 95-108


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