Modern Chinese Complex Sentences III
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This book is the third volume of a four-volume set on modern Chinese complex sentences, with a focus on adversative 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 analyzes representative forms of adversative type, including the prototype, the clauses linked by connectives referring to otherwise, the combinations of clause structures and certain adversative conjunctions or linking adverbs indicating an adversative relationship, the adversative factors and relationship in two typical progressive structures, factive sentences and concessive forms. It also discusses the adversative type in the broad sense, classifying the different forms and also analyzing the semantic meaning, pragmatic value, and implications for research and language teaching.
The book 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. “p, dànshì q” and relevant forms 2. “p, fŏuzé q” and relevant formats 3. Occurrence of dàn or Its Synonym in “jì p, yòu q” and Relevant Forms 4. Occurrence of dàn or its synonym in “wúlùn p, dou q" 5. Occurrence of què in "jì rán p, jiù q" 6. Occurrence of què in "rúguŏ shuo p, nàme q" 7. Occurrence of què in "yuè p, yuè q" 8. "bùdàn bù p, făn'ér q" and its adversative relationship 9. Progressive gèng-sentences and adversative gèng-sentences 10. Factive "jíshi p, ye q" 11. Investigation into concessive complex sentence forms 12. Outline of Adversative Sentence Forms
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.