Editor’s Note

With abundant encouragement and blessings from senior colleagues and friends, the fifth issue of UST WORKING PAPERS IN LINGUISTICS (USTWPL) is published by Graduate Institute of Linguistics at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. As the one of successive steps, the publication of this issue keeps aiming for promoting interest and communication in linguistics among faculties, students, and scholars of the University System of Taiwan. Moreover, lots of contributions are donated in this issue beyond this system, and make USTWPL more “universal”. This is mainly attributed to SWEAL-2009, the Student Workshop on East Asian Linguistics held in August, by Graduate Institute of Linguistics at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Participants in SWEAL-2009 are all inspired and encouraged to fully and concretely realize their ideas in this issue. With annual SWEAL and USTWPL, the advancement of communication among scholars in linguistics could be fulfilled step by step.

During this year, some changes are made. Our new editor, Kevin Y. W. Chiang (NTHU), who is now in his second year, devotes himself to the edition of this issue. And we have a new freshman secretariat, Ching-chun Hsiao (NTHU), who takes charge of printing and publishing stuff. Also, some tiny adjustments on the format of the papers in this issue are made for uniformity and consistency in edition.

This year, we are grateful to the Graduate Institute of Linguistics at National Tsing Hua University for the 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 also thank all the contributors for their patience and commitment during the process of refereeing and editing. Finally, we also appreciate Prof. Yueh-Chin Chang (NTHU), Prof. Chin-Fa Lien (NTHU), Prof. T.-H. Jonah Lin (NTHU) and Prof. Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai (NTHU) for their enthusiasm and publishing expertise in providing us with much needed direction.

Chia-yin Hu
Kevin Y. W. Chiang



Volume 5 (2009)



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Peiling Hsu

What would Wh-in-situ be Like in Phase Theory? 1-28

Ting-Ting Christina Hsu

Emergence of Chinese Sortal Classifiers and the Interactive Model of Human Categorization 29-58

Rui-heng Ray Huang

Delimiting Three Types of Disjunctive Scope in Mandarin Chinese


Kuo-Chiao Jason Lin

Exploring Applicatives in Rukai


Tzong-Hong Jonah Lin

Parameterizing Complementation


Wen-Hsin Karen Tseng

A Post-syntactic Approach to the A-not-A Questions


Ting-Chi Wei

Possessor Extraction in Mandarin Chinese Revisited: A pro Analysis



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