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Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

1st Edition

By Feng Shengli

Routledge

632 pages | 164 B/W Illus.

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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 Chinese provide new perspectives for linguistic theories as well as the insights into the nature of human languages. The subtitles of the two volumes are Theory and Facts and History and Change respectively, with each focusing on different topics (though each volume has both theoretical and (historical) descriptive concerns).

Table of Contents

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese: Theory and Facts

Contents

List of figures

List of tables……………………………………………………………………………

Preface to the Revised Chinese Edition

Preface to the First Chinese Edition

List of abbreviations……………………………………………………………………

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Some Relevant Concepts in Prosodic Phonology

Chapter 3 Words and Phrases

Chapter 4 The VP-Prosody: Balance between the Left and the Right

Chapter 5 Prosodically Motivated Syntactic Operations

References

Index

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese: History and Change

Contents

List of tables…………………………………………………………………………..

Preface

List of abbreviations…………………………………………………………………….

Chapter 1 Word Order Change and Stress Shift

Chapter 2 Prosodic Structure and the Origin of Bei Constructions

Chapter 3 Prosodic Structure and the Birth of Ba Constructions

Chapter 4 Prosodically Constrained Localizers in Classical and Modern Chinese

Postscript to the Chinese Edition……………………………………………………….

References

Index *

About the Author

Shengli Feng is Professor of Chinese Linguistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include Prosodic Syntax, Poetic Prosody, Historical Syntax and Exegesis. He has published extensively on various aspects of prosody, including Prosodic Morphology in Mandarin Chinese (by Routledge), Prosodic Syntax in Chinese (the Chinese edition, by the Commercial Press).

About the Series

Chinese Linguistics

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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