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Journal Title: Journal of East Asian Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   21 / 4
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: DOI: 10.1007/s10831-012-9091-x
Title: Predication and Information Structure in Mandarin Chinese
Author(s): Kilu von Prince
Pages: pp 329-366

DOI: 10.1007/s10831-012-9094-7
Title: Applicatives in Taiwan Southern Min: Benefactives and Malefactives
Author(s): Hui-chi Lee
Pages: pp 367-386

DOI: 10.1007/s10831-012-9093-8
Title: The Modal Uses of de and Temporal Shifting in Mandarin Chinese
Author(s): Zhiguo Xie
Pages: pp 387-420

DOI: 10.1007/s10831-012-9097-4
Title: Acknowledgements
Pages: pp 421-422
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Min Nan
Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 23.4570