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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


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