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Journal Title: Journal of East Asian Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   21 / 03
Issue Title: Journal of East Asian Linguistics Vol. 21, No. 3 (2012)
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: DOI: 10.1007/s10831-012-9090-y
Title: Mandarin transitive comparatives and the grammar of measurement
Author(s): Thomas Grano and Chris Kennedy
Pages: 219-266

DOI: 10.1007/s10831-012-9089-4
Title: Adaptation of English complex words into Korean
Author(s): Mira Oh
Pages: 267-304

DOI: 10.1007/s10831-012-9092-9
Title: A cross-linguistic study of Taiwanese tone perception by Taiwanese and English listeners
Author(s): Kuo-Chan Sun and Tsan Huang
Pages: 305-327
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Min Nan
Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 23.3125