ON THE APPARENT COMPLEMENTIZER USE OF POSTVERBAL KHUANN IN TAIWANESE SOUTHERN MIN
Chyan-an Arthur Wang
This paper looks at sentences involving the apparent complementizer use of khuann in Taiwanese Southern Min from a generative perspective. I show that, unlike typical complementizers, postverbal khuann does not display selectional restrictions with its preceding predicate and is not constrained in terms of ordering among complementizers. I further suggest khuann is not a complementizer but a lexical verb that resides in a conjunct of the conjunction structure.