Grammar in Cross-Linguistic Perspective: The Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Japanese and Chinese (Linguistic Insights)
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Release Date: Jan 23, 2013
Edition: 1st New edition
Pages: 304 pages
Dimensions: 0.7 x 8.7 x 5.9 inches
In this collection of papers on syntax, semantics and pragmatics, linguists specialising in the study of Japanese and Chinese offer fresh ideas and insights on the theme of grammatical categories and structure from a comparative perspective. Against the background of theoretical developments in recent years and individual studies of Japanese, Chinese and English grammar, the papers in this volume are devoted to new in-depth treatments of distinctive aspects of Chinese and Japanese grammar informed by influential theoretical frameworks of the day, including cognitive grammar, construction grammar, information structure, grammaticalization theory, and linguistic typology. Topics of investigation include compounding, verb complementation, tense and aspect, as well as a range of word order phenomena, such as passive constructions, focus-fronting, and right dislocation.
Teruhiro Ishiguro, Kang-kwong Luke, Paperback 1st New edition edition, ISBN 10: 303911445X, ISBN 13: 9783039114450