STUDIES IN CHINESE LINGUISTICS is an international academic journal devoted to comparative study of Chinese language and linguistics and a platform for research of comparative linguistics and dialectal grammar under a comparative approach. We especially welcome synchronic or diachronic comparative works on any aspects of the syntax, semantics, and morphology among Chinese dialects or between a Chinese language/dialect and any languages that contribute to theoretical linguistics or have significant theoretical implications.
The theme of the two issues of volume 36 will mainly focus on the generative study of comparative grammar.
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Editor-in-Chief Sze-Wing TANG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Editorial Advisory Board Samuel Hung-nin CHEUNG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Song-hing CHANG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Editors Tor A. ÅFARLI, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Lisa Lai-shen CHENG, Leiden University, The Netherlands Guglielmo CINQUE, Università Ca'Foscari, Venezia, Italy San DUANMU, University of Michigan, USA Naoki FUKUI, Sophia University, Japan C.-T. James HUANG, Harvard University, USA Richard S. KAYNE, New York University, USA Richard K. LARSON, Stony Brook University, USA Howard LASNIK, University of Maryland, College Park, USA Yen-hui Audrey LI, University of Southern California, USA Feng-hsi LIU, University of Arizona, USA Shigeru MIYAGAWA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Henk van RIEMSDIJK, Tilburg University, The Netherlands Luigi RIZZI, University of Siena, Italy Mamoru SAITO, Nanzan University, Japan Andrew SIMPSON, University of Southern California, USA Rint SYBESMA, Leiden University, The Netherlands Akira WATANABE, University of Tokyo, Japan Anne O. YUE, University of Washington, USA
Technical Editors Mian Yee-ting CHAM, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Cheng Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong