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Author Xiao, Richard.

Title Aspect in Mandarin Chinese : a corpus-based study / Richard Xiao, Tony McEnery.

Publication Info. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub., [2004]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 303 pages) : illustrations.
Series Studies in language companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 73
Studies in language companion series ; v. 73. 0165-7763
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-296) and index.
Contents Aspect in Mandarin Chinese; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations and symbols; 1. Introduction; 2. Two-component aspect theory; 3. Situation aspect; 4. The perfective aspects in Chinese; 5. The imperfective aspects in Chinese; 6. Aspect marking in English and Chinese; 7. From the study of aspect to contrastive grammar; Bibliography; Index; The series Studies in Language Companion Series.
Summary Chinese, as an aspect language, has played an important role in the development of aspect theory. This book is a systematic and structured exploration of the linguistic devices that Mandarin Chinese employs to express aspectual meanings. The work presented here is the first corpus-based account of aspect in Chinese, encompassing both situation aspect and viewpoint aspect. In using corpus data, the book seeks to achieve a marriage between theory-driven and corpus-based approaches to linguistics. The corpus-based model presented explores aspect at both the semantic and grammatical levels. At the.
Note Print version record.
Subject Chinese language -- Aspect.
Chinese language -- Aspect. (OCoLC)fst00857396
Added Author McEnery, Tony, 1964-
Other Form: Print version: Xiao, Richard. Aspect in Mandarin Chinese. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub., ©2004 (DLC) 2004057453
ISBN 9789027295019 (electronic bk.)
9027295018 (electronic bk.)
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