New Perspectives on Chinese Syntax (Trends in Linguistics. - download pdf or read online

By Waltraud Paul

ISBN-10: 3110338688

ISBN-13: 9783110338683

Mandarin chinese language has develop into essential for crosslinguistic comparability and syntactic theorizing. it's however nonetheless tricky to acquire finished solutions to analyze questions, simply because chinese language is usually provided as an "exotic" language defying the analytical instruments standardly used for different languages. This ebook units out to demystify chinese language. It areas arguable concerns within the context of present syntactic theories and gives specific analyses according to a wide array of consultant facts. even if the focal point is on smooth Mandarin, prior phases of chinese language are sometimes spoke of so one can spotlight remarkable continuities in its background. VO order is one such consistent issue, hence invalidating the concept chinese language went via a huge note order swap from OV to VO and again to OV. one other declare frequently made for chinese language as an separating language, viz. the life of an impoverished stock of elements of speech, is also refuted. different lengthy debated matters addressed the following comprise the relevance of the dichotomy topic vs topic prominence and the function of chinese language as a habitual exception to crosscategorial harmonies posited in typological studies.

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