In this Book

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This volume covers a wide range of theoretical and methodological issues pertaining to Chinese functional linguistic studies. The nine articles included in this collection offers genuine explanations for grammatical elements either important in Chinese grammar or unique cross-linguistically.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Section 1 Typological Studies
  2. pp. 7-8
  1. 1 Chinese as a topic-comment (not topic-prominentand not SVO) language
  2. pp. 9-22
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  1. 2 The placement of Chinese adverbials revisited: What differentiates Chinese word order from other SVO languages
  2. pp. 23-44
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  1. Section 2 Word Structures and Cognitive Grammar
  2. pp. 45-46
  1. 3 Minimal word and its function in Mandarin Chinese
  2. pp. 47-64
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  1. 4 Path of motion: Conceptual structure and representation in Chinese
  2. pp. 65-84
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  1. Section 3 Semantics, Pragmatics, and Their Interaction
  2. pp. 85-86
  1. 5 Semantics and pragmatics of color terms in Chinese
  2. pp. 87-102
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  1. 6 Aspect and the post-verbal z
  2. pp. 103-130
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  1. Section 4 Discourse Analysis
  2. pp. 131-132
  1. 7 Locative particles in spoken Taiwan Mandarin
  2. pp. 133-154
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  1. 8 From volition and enjoyment to habituality: The cases of ài “love to” and xǐhuan “like to”
  2. pp. 155-184
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  1. 9 One mechanism, two changes in Mandarin Chinese
  2. pp. 185-204
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 205-218
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  1. References
  2. pp. 219-232
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 233-235
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789882205437
Print ISBN
9789622099647
MARC Record
OCLC
710060635
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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