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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


The rise and fall of serial verbs

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Serial Verbs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198791263
eISBN:
9780191833700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791263.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

We have identified three scenarios for the emergence of serial verb constructions: clause fusion scenario, whereby serial verbs emerge out of sequences of clauses; the verbal modification scenario, ... More


Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Hilary M. Chappell (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723790
eISBN:
9780191791130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents brand new research into the great structural diversity found in Sinitic languages. While many studies focus principally on Standard Mandarin, this work draws on extensive empirical ... More


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