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Chinese Linguistics


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Chinese Linguistics series selects representative and frontier works in linguistic disciplines including lexicology, grammar, phonetics, dialectology, philology and rhetoric. Mostly published in Chinese before, the selection has had far-reaching influence on China’s linguistics and offered inspiration and reference for the world’s linguistics. The aim of this series is to reflect the general level and latest development of Chinese linguistics from an overall and objective view.

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Language The Last Homestead of Human Beings

Language: The Last Homestead of Human Beings

1st Edition

By Guanlian Qian
May 19, 2021

Heidegger characterizes the relationship between language and Being as "language is the house of Being", negating the idea that language is merely a tool ready to be used at hand. Drawing on this idea, as well as ideas from anthropology, pragmatics, and folklore studies, the author argues that "...

A Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese

A Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese

1st Edition

By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang
April 21, 2020

The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. With local Beijing vernacular ...

Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese I Information Structure and Word Ordering Selection

Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese I: Information Structure and Word Ordering Selection

1st Edition

By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang
April 21, 2020

The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. With local Beijing vernacular ...

Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese II Reference and Grammatical Category

Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese II: Reference and Grammatical Category

1st Edition

By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang
April 21, 2020

The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. With local Beijing vernacular ...

Early Language Acquisition of Mandarin-Speaking Children

Early Language Acquisition of Mandarin-Speaking Children

1st Edition

By Yunqiu Zhang
December 11, 2019

Compared with other subdisciplines in Chinese linguistics, children’s language acquisition is a significant field with relatively limited achievements. Based on data from a dynamic and developmental corpus, this book is a comprehensive exploration of the early development of Chinese-speaking ...

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

1st Edition

By Feng Shengli
September 17, 2019

In THE TWO VOLUMES of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody can not only constrains syntactic structures, but also activates syntactic operations. All of the facts investigated in...

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese History and Changes

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese: History and Changes

1st Edition

By Feng Shengli
July 08, 2019

In the two volumes of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model, which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody can not only constrains syntactic structures but also activates syntactic operations. All of the facts investigated in...

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese Theory and Facts

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese: Theory and Facts

1st Edition

By Feng Shengli
May 28, 2019

In the two volumes of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model, which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody not only constrains syntactic structures but also activates syntactic operations. All of the facts ...

Modern Chinese Parts of Speech Classification Theory

Modern Chinese Parts of Speech: Classification Theory

1st Edition

By Guo Rui
February 25, 2019

What is the essence of a part of speech? Why is it difficult to classify parts of speech? What are the bases and criteria for classifying them? How should they be classified? In doing so, how should a conversional word be dealt with? How should nomonalization be treated? These are ...

Modern Chinese Parts of Speech Systems Research

Modern Chinese Parts of Speech: Systems Research

1st Edition

By Guo Rui
June 18, 2018

Classification of parts of speech in Chinese is tough due to the lack of morphological differences, and thus is short of in-depth investigation and exploration. Based on the analysis and research of nearly 40,000 Chinese characters, this book elaborates on the system of Chinese parts of speech and ...

Modern Chinese Lexicology

Modern Chinese Lexicology

1st Edition

By Ge Benyi
March 26, 2018

Centring on "words" which connect vocabulary and semantic morphemes, this book makes a systemic and in-depth analysis on the study of modern Chinese lexicology. Firstly, it clarifies the definitions and properties of vocabulary, words and semantic morphemes in Chinese. Then the structure forms of ...

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