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Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Dan Xu

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This new interpretation of the early history of Chinese argues that Old Chinese was typologically a ‘mixed’ language. It shows that, though its dominant word order was subject-verb-object, this ... More


Introduction

DAN XU

in Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This introductory chapter summarizes the aims and arguments of the book. The book shows that, since the Han, the Chinese language has fully exploited syntactic devices to the detriment of ... More


Old Chinese rhymes

William H. Baxter and Laurent Sagart

in Old Chinese: A New Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199945375
eISBN:
9780199369812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945375.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 5 gives a systematic treatment of Old Chinese rhymes. After an overview of rhyme structure (main vowel, coda, and post-coda) in section 2.1, section 2.2 introduces the six-vowel system of Old ... More


From Old Chinese to Middle Chinese Word Order and Word Order Change

DAN XU

in Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter shows that, typologically, Old Chinese (OC) was a mixed language, in terms of both language type and word order. It shows that the verb-object (VO) order was preferred by Chinese ... More


Causative Structures in Old Chinese

DAN XU

in Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter examines different causatives (phonological and morphological, lexical and syntactic). It also shows how other causatives lost their place while the syntactic causative remained and ... More


Orientation of Verbs in Old Chinese

DAN XU

in Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter discusses the orientations of a verb (agent-patient relations). In a monosyllabic verb, various orientations are indicated by pronunciation, choice of verb, word order, context, etc., ... More


Negation in Old Chinese

DAN XU

in Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter compares transmitted versions with unearthed texts to understand better the differences between the negation particles in Old Chinese (OC). It bases its work on one hypothesis: if ... More


Old Chinese: A New Reconstruction

William H. Baxter and Laurent Sagart

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199945375
eISBN:
9780199369812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945375.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book introduces a new linguistic reconstruction of the phonology, morphology, and lexicon of Old Chinese, the first Sino-Tibetan language to be reduced to writing. It is the language of the ... More


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