Vol. 43 No. 1 May 2017
Vol. 43 No. 1 May 2017 2017.05.26
Editors in Chief:
Chun-yin Doris Chen National Taiwan Normal University Hsiao-hung Iris Wu National Taiwan Normal University





The Influence of Dialect Information on the Perception of the Mandarin Alveolar-Retroflex Contrast Yung-Hsiang Shawn Chang 1-23 social information, perceptual bias, Mandarin alveolar-retroflex contrast, dialect stereotype
Differential Subject Marking and Person Licensing Condition Pritha Chandra & Gurmeet Kaur 25-46 person, ergativity, clause structure, differential subject marking, Punjabi
“Have you heard of diabetes?”— The Use of Perspective-Checking Questions in Creating Knowledge Needs in Taiwanese Health Education Talks for Elderly Lay People Mei-hui Tsai 47-76 perspective-checking questions, health education, promotional culture, creating knowledge needs
Chinese ESL Speakers’ Compliment Behavior in English and in Chinese Yen-Chen Hao 77-104 compliments, compliment responses, language in use, Chinese ESL speakers
Soviet Conceptualization of NASYLSTVO (VIOLENCE): Based on the Texts of the Ukrainian SSR Newspaper the Molod Ukraїny of 1960 Svitlana Shurma 105-122 concept, violence, aggression, frame-modeling, diachrony