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Modern Chinese Grammar III
Substitution and Numeration



ISBN 9781032319698
Published October 31, 2022 by Routledge
208 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Focusing on substitution and numeration of modern Chinese, this is the third volume of a classic on modern Chinese grammar by WANG Li, one of the most distinguished Chinese linguists.

In this volume, the author first introduces the different types of pronoun, such as personal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, resumptive pronoun, demonstrative pronoun and interrogative pronoun. Methods of numeration in modern Chinese are then delineated, encompassing such perspectives as cardinal number, ordinal number and numeration system of person, thing and behavior.

Including a wide variety of examples and analyses, this book is a must-read for Chinese language learners, as well as researchers and students studying Chinese linguistics and modern Chinese grammar.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Personal pronoun  2. Indefinite pronoun, reflexive pronoun, reciprocal pronoun and modified pronoun  3. Demonstrative pronoun  4. Interrogative pronoun  5. Cardinal number, ordinal number and inquiry about number  6. “一” (; one) and “一 个” (yí gè; one CLA)  7. Numeration method for person and thing  8. Numeration method for behavior

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WANG Li (1900–1986) has been widely recognized as one of the founders of modern linguistics in China. He led extensive research on Chinese linguistics, covering areas such as phonetics, phonology, grammar, lexicography, historical linguistics and dialectal studies.