The eight short entries published in this inaugural volume of Buckeye East Asian Linguistics are based on abstracts that were accepted for the 2014 Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum, which included formal poster presentations on Friday, October 24, 2014 at The Ohio State University Columbus campus (http://u.osu.edu/beal/).

ISSN 2378-9387

Contents

Front Matter
pp. i-iv
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Ah...Ah! An exploration of the Korean discourse marker 아 (Ah) in Instant Messages (IM)
Choe, Hanwool pp. 1-4
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Importation or inheritance? Thoughts on the Japanese lexicon
Francis-Ratte, Alexander T. pp. 5-8
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Masked priming investigation of cross-linguistic "false friends" with Japanese EFL learners
Goss, Seth pp. 9-11
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Classifiers and unaccusative verbs in Cantonese
Lam, Charles pp. 12-16
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On the sentence-final de in the shi...de focus cleft in Mandarin Chinese
Song, Wei pp. 17-22
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The (non)use of a third-person pronoun kanojo 'she' in L1 and L2 Japanese narratives
Tsuchiya, Shinsuke pp. 23-27
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[Yi+N] in Mandarin Putonghua
Wang, Qian pp. 28-32
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Pragmatic functions of verbal -le
Zhao, Hongjuan pp. 33-38
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