By Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai,Audrey Li,Andrew Simpson

ISBN-10: 0199945659

ISBN-13: 9780199945658

ISBN-10: 0199945675

ISBN-13: 9780199945672

Chinese Syntax in a Cross-linguistic Perspective is a suite of 16 unique papers by way of prime specialists in chinese language syntax. The papers specialise in a vast variety of subject matters, demonstrating how the research of chinese language can tell our realizing of syntactic phenomena in different languages, and the way insights won within the examine of different languages can in flip shed attention-grabbing new mild on styles in chinese language. each one bankruptcy compares a particular significant phenomenon in chinese language syntax with comparable styles in not less than another language from Asia, Europe, North the US or Africa, leading to a sequence of unpolluted views on chinese language and what the research of chinese language can provide linguists engaged on different, genetically unrelated languages.

The quantity is split into 3 thematic sections, at the nominal area, the predicate area, and the C-domain. as well as chapters on synchronic, grownup syntax, the booklet comprises chapters on chinese language diachronic syntax in a comparative viewpoint and the purchase of syntax in chinese language, compared to that of different languages. the gathering is a tribute to Professor C.-T. James Huang's lifelong paintings at the syntax of chinese language and his makes an attempt to illustrate how the comparative research of chinese language unearths very important homes of common Grammar. With its wide, cross-linguistic concentration and its certain, new reports of chinese language, this publication is vital examining for researchers of all language backgrounds in sleek generative syntax.

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