Research

[under construction]

Syntax & semantics

Concord

Adverbial clauses

  • Temporal clauses
    • testing
    • Cantonese

Hyper-raising

Modality

Syntax-phonology interface

Right dislocation

Syllable deletion

SFPs & intonation

  • Intonations on sentence-final particles [with Him Nok LEE]

Corpus linguistics

Metaphorization

Other projects

  • Aspect
    • With evidence from suffix stacking and scope, I argue that the syntactic position of perfective aspect should be higher than experiential aspect.
    • Mandarin, Yangchun (陽春) Yue|Handout-ARF
  • Verbs of saying [with Jia JIN]
    • We argue that verbs of saying should be divided into two classes, SAY and GIVE-by-saying, which take different direct & indirect objects.
    • Chenghai (澄海) Min|slides-IRF (in Chinese)
  • Cantonese learning [with Mei-ying KI & Yik-Po LAI]