Modern Chinese Grammar

Modern Chinese Grammar : A Clause-Pivot Theoretical Approach

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Modern Chinese Grammar provides a comprehensive coverage of Chinese grammar through the clause-pivot theory and the double triangle approach, first proposed by Fuyi Xing in 1996. Translated into English for the first time, the book is widely regarded by linguists as a seminal text, and ground-breaking in linguistics research. The book contains discussion of the topics which are essential to Chinese grammar, from words and phrases, to complex sentences and sentence groups. It addresses such controversial issues as word class identification, the distinction between words and phrases, and between clauses and complex sentences. The book also shows, through a wealth of examples, how the clause-pivot theory and the double triangle approach can be applied productively in grammatical studies. Modern Chinese Grammar: A Clause-Pivot Theoretical Approach is an essential purchase for researchers and graduate students of Chinese grammar and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 504 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 43.18mm | 1,056.87g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 17 black & white tables
  • 1138855235
  • 9781138855236

About Fuyi XING

Fuyi Xing has won many prizes and honours for his contribution to the study of Chinese grammar in China. His influence is felt internationally, and he is recognized as the founder to logic-oriented Chinese grammar in Russia, and as one of the most important Chinese grammarians of the 20th century in China. Yong Wang is a professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, Central China Normal University, China. Fangfeng Dong is a professor in the School of Foreign Languages, Central China Normal University, more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION PART I THE CLAUSE Chapter 1. The Clause as the Pivot in Chinese Grammar Chapter 2. The Principles of Clause Formation, Inclusion, and Conjoining Chapter 3. Functional Assignment, Nucleus, and Clause Patterns Chapter 4 Subject-Predicate and Predicator-Object Chapter 5 Attribute-Head, Adverbial-Head, and Head-Complement Chapter 6 Clause-Specific Features PART II CLAUSE CONSTITUENTS Chapter 7 Introduction of Constituent Units Chapter 8 Constituent Words Chapter 9 Special Constituent Words Chapter 10 Non-constituent Words Chapter 11 Phrases Chapter 12 Problems in Word Class Identification PART III CLAUSE-CONJOINING Chapter 13 Formation of Complex Sentences Chapter 14 Connectives in Complex Sentences Chapter 15 Inter-clausal Relations and Patterns of Complex Sentences Chapter 16 Diversity of Complex Sentence Patterns Chapter 17 Sentence Groups PART IV METHODOLOGY Chapter 18 Complex Sentences and Related Issues Chapter 19 Methodology: The minor triangle Chapter 20 Methodology: The major triangle Chapter 21 Methodology: The three adequacies in grammatical studiesshow more