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Diversity in Sinitic languages

Author: Hilary Chappell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book presents new research into the great structural diversity found in Sinitic languages. While many studies focus principally on Standard Mandarin, this work draws on extensive empirical data from lesser-known languages, and seeks to dispel many recurrent linguistic myths about the Sinitic language family. Part I presents findings that show the important interplay of research into diachronic linguistics and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Chappell
ISBN: 9780198723790 0198723792
OCLC Number: 908334571
Description: xvii, 315 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Ways of tackling diversity in Sinitic languages / Hilary M. Chappell --
Linguistic areas in China for differential object marking, passive, and comparative constructions / Hilary M. Chappell --
Grammatical change in Sinitic languages and its relation to typology / Alain Peyraube --
The semantic differentiation of demonstratives in Sinitic languages / Yujie Chen --
Bare classifier phrases in Sinitic languages : a typological perspective / Wang Jian --
The comparative construction in Sinitic languages : synchronic and diachronic variation / Hilary M. Chappell and Alain Peyraube --
Language contact in Nanning : Nanning Pinghua and Nanning Cantonese / Hilário de Sousa --
On the origin of special numerals for 'one' in southeastern China : [kei²¹³] in the northwestern Min dialect of Shaowu / Sing Sing Ngai --
Complex pronouns in Wu Chinese : focalization and topicalization / XuPing Li --
Comparative constructions of inequality in the Southern Min dialect of Hui'an / Weirong Chen.
Responsibility: edited by Hilary M. Chappell.

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This book presents new research into the great structural diversity found in Sinitic languages. While many studies focus principally on Standard Mandarin, this work draws on extensive empirical data  Read more...

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