Vol. 33 No. 1 January 2007
Vol. 33 No. 1 January 2007 2007.01.31
Editors in Chief:
Jen-I Li, National Taiwan Normal University & Miao-Hsia Chang, National Taiwan Normal University





Syllable-Final Nasal Mergers in Taiwan Mandarin-Leveled but Puzzling Hui-ju Hsu, John Kwock-ping Tse 1-18 Taiwan Mandarin, leveling, syllable-final nasal merger
The Conceptualization of STATE: A Comparative Study of Metaphors in the R.O.C. (Taiwan) and U.S. Constitutions Wen-yu Chiang, Sheng-hsiu Chiu 19-46 state, conceptual metaphor, grammatical metaphor, R.O.C. Constitution, U.S. Constitution, power, ideology
The Effects of L2 Instruction on the Reduction of Problematic Optionality in the Use of L2 Verbal Inflections Masoud Rahimi Domakani 47-65 L2 instruction, problematic optionality, second language, verbal inflections
Corpus and the Nature of Grammar Revisited One-Soon Her, I-Ping Wan 67-111 generative grammar, functional grammar, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, innateness, autonomous syntax
Language and Reality: A Study of a Case of Frustrated Expectations Vassilis Vagios 113-135 semiotics, systemic functional linguistics, historiography, Thucydides