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Journal Title: Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   15 / 2
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: Dedication
Chiu-yu Tseng

A Cognitive Study of the Senses of the Chinese Polysemous Verb “kan”
Te-Fen Ou

A Comparative Study of Event Coercion between Chinese and English
Zuoyan Song

Looking at Passives Sentences through zhe ben shu de chuban
Changsong Wang

A Study on the Influence of Chinese Passives on Center Transitions in Discourse
Saina Wuyun and Haihua Pan

Major Reforms from 2014:
˙Online Submission
From 1st September 2013, L&L launched the new online submission/ review system ( to facilitate and improve editorial operations.

˙International Publication & Distribution
From 1st January 2014, L&L is co-published by ILAS (Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica) and SAGE Publications, Ltd ( ) in the United Kingdom and distributed worldwide.

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《Language and Linguistics》Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Publisher: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan
LL Issue: 25.625