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Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics


About the Series

Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics is a state-of-the-art book series showcasing high quality research on the linguistics of the Chinese language. Titles in the series range from seminal classics to cutting edge studies in the field, and comprise both research monographs and edited volumes.

Contributions are welcomed from all areas of linguistic study applied to the Chinese language, including but not limited to phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, stylistics, sociolinguistics, language and communication, historical linguistics, dialectology, language acquisition, language pedagogy, corpus linguistics, bilingualism and Chinese for specific purposes, etc.

Published in English, titles in the series will be of great interest to postgraduate students and scholars in the fields of Chinese language and linguistics.

If you have a book proposal or idea in mind that might be suitable for the series, please contact the series editor Hongming Zhang of the University of Wisconsin-Madison ([email protected]). For more information on submitting a proposal to Routledge, please visit http://www.routledge.com/info/authors/#submitproposal.

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The Acquisition of Anaphora in Child Mandarin

The Acquisition of Anaphora in Child Mandarin

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ruya Li
January 01, 2021

This book investigates the acquisition of the long-distance binding of the reflexive ziji in child Mandarin at the interface between syntax and theory of mind in developmental psychology. The experimental studies as demonstrated in this book show that children around four years of age begin to be...

Nantong Chinese

Nantong Chinese

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Benjamin Ao
October 08, 2020

Nantong Chinese is an in-depth account of an interesting and endangered Sinitic language spoken in Nantong, China, in an area in Northern Yangtze River Delta about 800 square kilometers in size and 180 kilometers northwest of the city of Shanghai. The Chinese language consists of several hundred...

Modern Chinese Grammar - a Clause-Pivot Approach

Modern Chinese Grammar - a Clause-Pivot Approach

1st Edition

Fuyi Xing
April 28, 2020

Modern Chinese Grammar provides a comprehensive coverage of Chinese grammar through the clause-pivot theory and the double triangle approach, first proposed by Fuyi Xing in 1996. Translated into English for the first time, the book is widely regarded by linguists as a seminal text, and...

Cognition-Based Studies on Chinese Grammar

Cognition-Based Studies on Chinese Grammar

1st Edition

Yulin Yuan
April 28, 2020

Introducing the English translations of 8 selected research articles originally written in Chinese by Professor Yuan Yulin, Cognition-based Studies on Chinese Grammar is an essential reading for researchers in Chinese syntax. Yuan Yulin is one of the very first Chinese scholars who introduced...

Prosodic Phonology of the Fuzhou Dialect: Domains and Rule Application

Prosodic Phonology of the Fuzhou Dialect: Domains and Rule Application

1st Edition

Shuxiang You
April 16, 2020

Prosodic Phonology of the Fuzhou Dialect: Domains and Rule Application is the first attempt to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the Fuzhou phonological system from the perspective of prosodic phonology. It addresses the following issues: What prosodic constituents exist in the Fuzhou dialect and...

Diachronic Perspectives and Synchronic Variation in Southern Min

Diachronic Perspectives and Synchronic Variation in Southern Min

1st Edition

Chinfa Lien, Alain Peyraube
March 19, 2020

Diachronic Perspectives and Synchronic Variation in Southern Min aims to address a range of grammatical phenomena in Southern Min. The Sinitic languages show divergence not only in phonology but also in grammar. Together with Hakka, Yue and part of Wu, Min forms the two major Southern groups of...

Prosodic Studies: Challenges and Prospects

Prosodic Studies: Challenges and Prospects

1st Edition

Hongming Zhang, Youyong Qian
October 04, 2019

Prosody is one of the core components of language and speech, indicating information about syntax, turn-taking in conversation, types of utterances, such as questions or statements, as well as speakers' attitudes and feelings. This edited volume takes studies in prosody on Asian languages as well...

Prominence and Locality in Grammar: The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Questions and Reflexives

Prominence and Locality in Grammar: The Syntax and Semantics of Wh-Questions and Reflexives

1st Edition

Jianhua Hu
June 06, 2019

This book challenges the current consensus on the analysis of wh-questions and reflexives from the perspective of the syntax-semantics interface. An integrated approach incorporating analyses of the interaction between different levels of linguistic knowledge is proposed. It argues that the...

Focus Manifestation in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese: A Comparative Perspective

Focus Manifestation in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Peppina Po-lun Lee
May 21, 2019

One prominent function of natural language is to convey information. One peculiarity is that it does not do so randomly, but in a structured way, with information structuring formally recognized to be a component of grammar. Among all information structuring notions, focus is one primitive needed...

Lexical Ontological Semantics

Lexical Ontological Semantics

1st Edition

Guoxiang Wu, Yulin Yuan
February 14, 2019

Lexical Ontological Semantics introduces ontological methods into lexical semantic studies with the aim of giving impetus to various fields of endeavours which envision and model the semantic network of a language. Lexical ontological semantics (LOS) provides a cognition-based...

Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese: Cartography and Minimalism

Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese: Cartography and Minimalism

1st Edition

Victor Junnan Pan
January 30, 2019

Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese offers a comprehensive survey on the fine structure of the sentence peripheral domain in Mandarin Chinese from a cartographic perspective. Different functional projections hosting sentence-final particles, implicit operators and other informational...

Semantics of Chinese Questions: An Interface Approach

Semantics of Chinese Questions: An Interface Approach

1st Edition

Hongyuan Dong
December 13, 2018

Semantics of Chinese Questions is the first major study of Chinese questions, especially wh-questions, within the framework of Alternative Semantics. It takes an interface approach to study the syntax, semantics, and phonology of questions and proposes a phonological scope-marking strategy in...

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