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Prosodic Syntax in Chinese




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ISBN 9780367730314
March 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
632 Pages

 
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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 *







 

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Biography

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).