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Modern Chinese Complex Sentences II
Coordinate Type

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ISBN 9781032423012
January 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is the second volume of a four-volume set on modern Chinese complex sentences, with a focus on coordinate complex sentences and relevant forms.
Complex sentences in modern Chinese are unique in formation and meaning. The author proposes a tripartite classification of Chinese complex sentences according to the semantic relationships between the clauses, i.e., coordinate, causal, and adversative. This volume analyses the coordinated type in the broad sense and the relevant forms, including the representative form in which the clauses are juxtaposed with each other, paired and single occurrences of the connective yībiān, various forms of successive, progressive, and alternative complex sentences, as well as compound forms.
The title will be a useful reference for scholars and learners of the Chinese language interested in Chinese grammar and language information processing.

Table of Contents

1. “jì p, yòu q” and the Relevant Forms  2. Paired Occurrence and Single Occurrence of Connective yībiān  3. "p, jiēzhe q" and the Relevant Forms  4. "bùdàn p, érqiě q" and the Relevant Forms  5. "(huòzhě) p, huòzhě q" and the Relevant Forms  6. "yàome p, yàome q" and the Relevant Forms  7. Variants of "yī p, jiù q"

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XING Fuyi is a renowned Chinese linguist and a senior professor at Central China Normal University. He has been devoted to the studies of modern Chinese grammar and has initiated the clause-pivotal approach for modern Chinese grammar studies. His other major publications include Modern Chinese Grammar: A Clause-Pivot Approach and Three Hundred Qs & As about Chinese Grammar.