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Prosodic Studies: Challenges and Prospects

Prosodic Studies: Challenges and Prospects

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hongming Zhang, Youyong Qian
September 24, 2019

Prosody is one of the core components of language and speech, indicating the 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...

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...

Intensification and Modal Necessity in Mandarin Chinese

Intensification and Modal Necessity in Mandarin Chinese

1st Edition

Jiun-Shiung Wu
November 20, 2018

This book addresses intensification and modal necessity in Mandarin Chinese. Intensification is used in this book to describe the speaker’s emphasis on a proposition, because, by emphasizing on a proposition, the speaker intensifies the degree of his/her confidence and affirmativeness toward the...

Mandarin Loanwords

Mandarin Loanwords

1st Edition

Tae Eun Kim
November 15, 2018

English-based Mandarin loanwords are commonly used in Chinese people’s daily lives. Mandarin Loanwords demonstrates how English phonemes map into Mandarin phonemes through Mandarin loanwords adaptation. The consonantal adaptations are the most important in the analyses, and vowel adaptation and...

Partition and Quantity: Numeral Classifiers, Measurement, and Partitive Constructions in Mandarin Chinese

Partition and Quantity: Numeral Classifiers, Measurement, and Partitive Constructions in Mandarin Chinese

1st Edition

Jing Jin
July 03, 2018

Partition and Quantity: Numeral Classifiers, Measurement, and Partitive Constructions in Mandarin Chinese presents an in-depth investigation into the semantic and syntactic properties of Chinese classifiers and conducts a comprehensive examination on the use of different quantity constructions in...

A Study of Sino-Korean Phonology: Its Origin, Adaptation and Layers

A Study of Sino-Korean Phonology: Its Origin, Adaptation and Layers

1st Edition

Youyong Qian
October 03, 2017

The term Sino-Korean may refer to either the phonological system or vocabulary in Korean that is of Chinese origin. Along with the borrowing of Chinese characters, the Chinese readings of characters must also have been transmitted into Korean. A Study of Sino-Korean Phonology aims to contribute to...

Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech: A Corpus-based Study

Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech: A Corpus-based Study

1st Edition

Chu-Ren Huang, Shu-Kai Hsieh, Keh-Jiann Chen
June 13, 2017

This monograph is a translation of two seminal works on corpus-based studies of Mandarin Chinese words and parts of speech. The original books were published as two pioneering technical reports by Chinese Knowledge and Information Processing group (CKIP) at Academia Sinica in 1993 and 1996,...

The Semantics of Chinese Classifiers and Linguistic Relativity

The Semantics of Chinese Classifiers and Linguistic Relativity

1st Edition

Song Jiang
June 02, 2017

The Semantics of Chinese Classifiers and Linguistic Relativity focuses on the semantic structure of Chinese classifiers under the cognitive linguistics framework, and the implications thereof on linguistic relativity and language acquisition. It examines the semantic correlation between a given...

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