Current Issues in Chinese Linguistics by Yun Xiao, Liang Tao, Hooi Ling Soh

By Yun Xiao, Liang Tao, Hooi Ling Soh

Chinese language is the main regularly spoken language on this planet and one of many only a few modern languages whose historical past is documented in an unbroken culture extending again to the second one millennium. in comparison with Western languages, chinese language has a typology with amazing positive factors in sound approach, syntax, and discourse that experience a powerful impression on chinese language linguistics experiences and language studying. Drawing on theoretical types from formal and sensible linguistics, discourse research, computer-assisted corpus reports, language socialization, and moment language acquisition, this quantity provides new advances and addresses a large diversity of present matters within the learn of chinese language linguistics with study stories that originated from the court cases of the twenty first North American convention on chinese language Linguistics (NACCL-21). As globalization presses on, progressively more everyone is attracted to chinese language its background, constitution, examine, and new advancements. This quantity goals to be instrumental. Written in a coherent and based kind, every one part is focused on a selected linguistic sector, and every bankruptcy is self-contained with a transparent concentration and theoretical framework. will probably be invaluable to linguists, educators, directors, experts, academics and scholars of chinese language as a local, moment, historical past, or overseas language.

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51) wo bei Zhangsan keyi lai he/gen Lisi ye keyi lai xiadao le. ” (52) [cong [[Zhangsan jinlai] he/gen [Lisi jinlai]] dao [xianzai], wo dou from Zhangsan enter and Lisi enter to now I all mei shuo hua. ” Why is it that the nominal conjunction is possible with (47)-(52) but not with (44)-(46)? The translation of (52) provides a clue: it requires the use of nominal expressions like time, moment. The obligatory use of time expressions in the translation for (52) makes sense because the object for the preposition cong (from) and dao (to) should not be a proposition.

A comprehensive review and critique. Vol࣫Ҁ˖ଚࡵߎ⠜⼒Beijing: The Commercial Publisher. PART I: STUDIES IN GENERATIVE GRAMMAR CHAPTER ONE LOOKING INTO CLAUSES1 YEN-HUI AUDREY LI Case theory helps capture generalizations regarding categorial distribution in natural languages. However, the relevant fact in Chinese appears to present a conflicting picture: clauses seem to require Case in some constructions but cannot do so in some others. This contradiction is to be resolved in favor of the absence of Case for clauses.

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