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Abstract

This paper delineates an alternative analysis of the property concepts of ‘have’ in Taiwan Southern Min, claiming that the complements serve syntactically as the nominal gradabilities through three syntactic (constituency) tests, and supported by a crosslinguistic perspective. Additionally, in the vein of Distributed Morphology, the gradability functions as an P (also as a nominalization), in contrast with NP/DP. From a typological perspective, it is not peculiar for to select a nominalization of property concept to signal a reading of property-denoting. Moreover, I illustrate the semantics of a possessive property concept construction in Taiwan Southern Min, according to Francez and Koontz-Garboden (20152017). I further propose a modal aspectual semantics to interpret the various temporal readings of . Finally, I draw a conclusion to my alternative analyses.

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