Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN 1606-822X
  • E-ISSN: 2309-5067



From looking into the same and different properties of and between Taiwan Southern Min and Mandarin Chinese, this paper aims to explain the post-verbal construction with negative speaker attitude. Based on our observations and findings of the specific usages of and , we propose an analysis for the construction in question. According to our analysis, this construction is not a simple product of a single element, but a composition of and , which together generate the negative speaker attitude, and the verb with a post-verbal , which produce a causal reading.

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