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The comparative construction in Sinitic languages: Synchronic and diachronic variation

Hilary M. Chappell and Alain Peyraube

in Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723790
eISBN:
9780191791130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Synchronically, to express a comparative of inequality, two comparative construction types predominate in Sinitic languages: the Surpass and the Compare types. While the Type I Compare comparative is ... More


Comparative constructions of inequality in the Southern Min dialect of Hui’an

Weirong Chen

in Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723790
eISBN:
9780191791130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines comparative constructions of inequality in the Southern Min dialect of Hui’an, a variety of Southern Min spoken in Hui’an County in Fujian province of China. Six structurally ... More


Linguistic areas in China for differential object marking, passive, and comparative constructions

Hilary M. Chappell

in Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723790
eISBN:
9780191791130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter sets out to demonstrate the great diversity to be found in Sinitic languages from both angles of morphosyntax and grammaticalization. The aim of the chapter is to see if it is possible ... More


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