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Journal Title: Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   15 / 3
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: Featured Article

Thematic Hierarchy and Derivational Economy
Yen-Hui Audrey Li


Tones in Hakka Infant-Directed Speech: An Acoustic Perspective
Ming-chung Cheng and Kuo-chih Chang

Semantic-Based Mental Representation of Chinese Counterfactuals: Evidence from a Psycholinguistic Study of Yaobushi
Ching-Fen Hsu

Discourse Features of Chinese-Speaking Seniors with and without Alzheimer’s Disease
Yi-hsiu Lai

Evidence of the Accessibility Hierarchy in Relative Clauses in Chinese as a Second Language
Yi Xu

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《Language and Linguistics》Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica

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Publisher: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Chinese, Hakka
LL Issue: 25.1789