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Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech

A Corpus-based Study, 1st Edition

By Chu-Ren Huang, Shu-Kai Hsieh, Keh-Jiann Chen


288 pages

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This monograph is a translation of two seminal works on corpus-based studies of Mandarin Chinese words and parts of speech.

The original books were published as two pioneering technical reports by Chinese Knowledge and Information Processing group (CKIP) at Academia Sinica in 1993 and 1996, respectively. Since then, the standard and PoS tagset proposed in the CKIP report have become the de facto standard in Chinese corpora and computational linguistics, in particular in the context of traditional Chinese texts.

This new translation represents and develops the principles and theories originating from these pioneering works. The results can be applied to numerous fields; Chinese syntax and semantics, lexicography, machine translation and other language engineering bound applications.

Suitable for graduate and scholars in the fields of linguistics and Chinese, Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech provides a comprehensive survey of the issues around wordhood and PoS.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 Chinese wordhood: Definition and Word Segmentation Standardization 3 Principles and Examples 4 Discussion 5 Predication and PoS tagging 6 Predicate 7 Non-predicate adjective 8 Nominals 9 Adverb 10 Preposition 11 Conjunction 12 Particle 13 Interjection

About the Authors

Chu-Ren Huang is Chair and Professor of Applied Chinese Language Studies in the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Shu-Kai Hsieh is Associate Professor in the Graduate Institute of Linguistics at the National Taiwan University.

Keh-Jiann Chen is Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the National Tsing Hua University.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics is a state-of-the-art book series showcasing high quality research on the linguistics of the Chinese language. Titles in the series range from seminal classics to cutting edge studies in the field, and comprise both research monographs and edited volumes.

Contributions are welcomed from all areas of linguistic study applied to the Chinese language, including but not limited to phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, stylistics, sociolinguistics, language and communication, historical linguistics, dialectology, language acquisition, language pedagogy, corpus linguistics, bilingualism and Chinese for specific purposes, etc.

Published in English, titles in the series will be of great interest to postgraduate students and scholars in the fields of Chinese language and linguistics.

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General