Sze-Wing Tang's research interests lie primarily in natural language syntax
and parametric approaches to comparative grammar with a special
focus on the syntax of Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua) and Cantonese,
syntactic differences among Chinese dialects, and syntactic
differences between Chinese and English.
Some specific topics that Sze-Wing is currently working on include:
- syntax of the sentence-final expressions in a cross-linguistic perspective,
- cartographic syntax of Chinese, and
- micro-parametric variation of functional categories.