Feng-hsi Liu

Liu Feng-hsi  

Professor of Chinese Linguistics
Department of East Asian Studies
University of Arizona

Office: LSB 112
(520) 621-5479
e-mail: fliu@email.arizona.edu

Selected publications:


Peaches and Plums. 2014. Edited by C.-T. James Huang and Feng-hsi Liu. Taipei: Academia Sinica.

Scope and Specificity. 1997. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishers.
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Chinese Language Books

Side by Side Chinese and English Grammar. 2013. Feng-hsi Liu, Xiaozhou Wu, Rongrong Liao and C. Fredrick Farrell, Jr. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Chinese. 2013. Xiaozhou Wu, Feng-hsi Liu and Rongrong Liao. New York: McGraw-Hill.


(to appear) “Acquisition of aspect in Chinese as a second language.” New Developments of Chinese as a Second Language Research. Edited by Istvan Kecskes and Chaofen Sun. New York: Routledge.

“Syntactic sources of adjectives in Mandarin Chinese.” 2016. Studies in Chinese Linguistics 37:1, 38-55.

Jia, Hongyi and Feng-hsi Liu. “Acquisition of time and locative phrases– A case for input saliency.” 2016. Chinese as a Second Language 51:1, 1-28.

“Acquiring topic structures in Mandarin Chinese.” 2015. Chinese as a Second Language Research 4, 1-21. [PDF Download]

“Quantification and the count-mass distinction in Mandarin Chinese.” 2014. Peaches and Plums. Edited by C.-T. James Huang and Feng-hsi Liu, Taipei: Academia Sinica. 153-180. [PDF Download]

Liu, Feng-hsi and Christopher Oakden. “Disyllabic bound forms in modern Mandarin Chinese: An analysis of yiqian and yihou.” 2014. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 42.1: 55-92. [PDF Download]

“L2 acquisition of the progressive marker zai in Mandarin Chinese.” 2012. Chinese as a Second Language Research 1: 153-192. [PDF download]

“The count-mass distinction in abstract nouns in Mandarin Chinese.” 2012. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics 17, Theories of Everything: In Honor of Ed Keenan, edited by Thomas Graf, Denis Paperno, Anna Szabolcsi, and Jos Tellings, 215-221.

“Change of state and change of location verbs in Chinese.” 2012. Snippets 25: 7-8.
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“The bei passive and its discourse motivations.” 2011. Chinese Language and Discourse 2.2: 198-231.[PDF download]

“Aspect and the post-verbal zai phrase in Mandarin Chinese.” 2009. Studies of Chinese Linguistics: Functional Approaches, edited by Janet Zhiqun Xing. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. 103-129.
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“Word order variation and ba sentences in Chinese.” 2007. Studies in Language 31.3: 649-682.
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“Auxiliary selection in Chinese.” 2007. Split Auxiliary Systems: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective, edited by Raul Aranovich. John Benjamins Publishers. 181-205.
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“Dative constructions in Chinese.” 2006. Language and Linguistics 7.4: 863-904.
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“Event measures in Chinese.” 2006. Snippets 12: 12-13 [PDF download]

“Scope dependency.” 2003. Semantics: Critical Concepts in Linguistics, edited by Javier Gutierrez-Rexach. Routledge. Vol. 2: 268-274.

“Definite NPs and telicity in Chinese.” 2003. Snippets 7: 13-14 [PDF download]

“The scalar particle hai in Chinese.” 2000. Cahiers de Linguistique-Asie Oriental 29.1: 41-84.
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“Structure-preservation and transitivity: the case of Chinese ba sentences.” 1999. Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics, Vol. 2. Case studies, edited by Michael Darnell, Edith Moravscik, Michael Noonan, Frederick Newmeyer and Kathleen Wheatly. John Benjamins Publishers. 175-202. [PDF Download]

“A clitic analysis of locative particles in Chinese.” 1998. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 26: 48-70. [PDF download]

“An aspectual analysis of ba.” 1997. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 6.1: 51-99.
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“Pronouns as bound variables in Chinese.” 1997. The Referential Properties of Chinese Noun Phrases, edited by Liejiong Xu. Collection des Cahiers de Linguistique, Asie-Oriental 2, Reg. Recettes Cahiers de Linguistique, Paris.

“Branching quantification and scope independence.” 1996. Quantifiers, Logic and Language, edited by Jaap van der Does and Jan van Eijck. Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford. 155-168.