Newest Trends in the Study of Grammaticalization and Lexicalization in Chinese

However, the question remains whether or not those characteristics are applicable to genetically unrelated and typologically different languages, such as Chinese. The contributors of this volume attempt to answer just this question.

Author: Janet Zhiqun Xing

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110253009

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Grammaticalization and lexicalization have been two major issues in the study of diachronic change in the past few decades. Drawing evidence from Western languages, researchers have uncovered a number of characteristics of the process of grammaticalization and lexicalization, as well as the relationship between the two. However, the question remains whether or not those characteristics are applicable to genetically unrelated and typologically different languages, such as Chinese. The contributors of this volume attempt to answer just this question. Based on Chinese historical data from the past three thousand years, five articles in the volume investigate the development of a certain grammatical category: the definite article (M. Fang), modal verbs of volition (A. Peyraube and M. Li), the classifier class (J.Z. Xing), the repeater class (C. Zhang), and the process of lexicalization (X. Dong), while the remaining four articles are case studies of unique grammatical words which have all undergone a complicated process of grammaticalization and some involved lexicalization: the sentence particle ye (Q. Chen), the versatile directional verb lái (C. Liu), the degree adverb hen (M. Liu and C. Chang), and the giving verb gei (F. Tsao). All these studies have identified tendencies of diachronic change in Chinese and some of them have also revealed certain typological characteristics that Chinese has compared to other languages.
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Grammaticalization and Lexicalization in Chinese

The Series Trends in Chinese Linguistics is initiated by De Gruyter Mouton in cooperation with Commercial Press to make outstanding Chinese papers translated into English available to the international research community.

Author: Alain Peyraube

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

ISBN: 3110714868

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The Series Trends in Chinese Linguistics is initiated by De Gruyter Mouton in cooperation with Commercial Press to make outstanding Chinese papers translated into English available to the international research community. All the papers are selected carefully from the most recent issues of highly-ranked Chinese journals. The series focuses on core areas of Chinese linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. It is a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, and it integrates the research on Sinitic languages and other languages of China in the typological scholarship on language diversity, language convergence and language development. The topical books in the series reflect strong research trends currently relevant to linguists in China.
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A Typological Approach to Grammaticalization and Lexicalization

Based on comparative analyses of diachronic data, the articles in this volume address both theoretical and methodological issues in the study of grammaticalization and lexicalization in both Eastern and Western languages.

Author: Janet Zhiqun Xing

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110641288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 405

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Based on comparative analyses of diachronic data, the articles in this volume address both theoretical and methodological issues in the study of grammaticalization and lexicalization in both Eastern and Western languages. The central question raised and discussed in this volume is how, if any, typological properties of the two genetically unrelated language families interact with the processes of grammaticalization and lexicalization.
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Grammaticalization Scenarios from Europe and Asia

Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 25. 35–56. Talmy, Leonard. 1985. Lexicalization patterns: Semantic structure in lexical forms. In Timothy Shopen (ed.), Language typology and syntactic description, Vol.

Author: Walter Bisang

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110560442

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 670

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This volume intends to fill the gap in the grammaticalization studies setting as its goal the systematic description of grammaticalization processes in genealogically and structurally diverse languages. To address the problem of the limitations of the secondary sources for grammaticalization studies, the editors rely on sketches of grammaticalization phenomena from experts in individual languages guided by a typological questionnaire.
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language

... of Volition in Chinese', in Janet Xing (ed) Newest Trends on the Study of Grammaticalization and Lexicalization in Chinese, ... Shi, Yuzhi and Na Li (2001) Hànyǔ Yǔfǎhuà de Lìchéng (The Process of Grammaticalization in Chinese), ...

Author: Sin-Wai Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317382492

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language is an invaluable resource for language learners and linguists of Chinese worldwide, those interested readers of Chinese literature and cultures, and scholars in Chinese studies. Featuring the research on the changing landscape of the Chinese language by a number of eminent academics in the field, this volume will meet the academic, linguistic and pedagogical needs of anyone interested in the Chinese language: from Sinologists to Chinese linguists, as well as teachers and learners of Chinese as a second language. The encyclopedia explores a range of topics: from research on oracle bone and bronze inscriptions, to Chinese language acquisition, to the language of the mass media. This reference offers a guide to shifts over time in thinking about the Chinese language as well as providing an overview of contemporary themes, debates and research interests. The editors and contributors are assisted by an editorial board comprised of the best and most experienced sinologists world-wide. The reference includes an introduction, written by the editor, which places the assembled texts in their historical and intellectual context. The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital research resource.
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A Grammar of Maonan

This grammar book is the first volume to account for the phonology, word-formation, syntax, grammaticalization and lexicalization patterns of Maonan from a typological and ethno-linguistic perspective.

Author: Tian Qiao Lu

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781599429717

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 425

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Maonan is a Kam-Tai (Tai-Kadai) language spoken by 75,000 people in the border area of Guangxi and Guizhou provinces of China. This grammar book is the first volume to account for the phonology, word-formation, syntax, grammaticalization and lexicalization patterns of Maonan from a typological and ethno-linguistic perspective. It renders a comprehensive description of Maonan with analysis of the neutralization of semantic macroroles and the dialectic interrelations between subject and topic. Particular attention is paid to the interplay between syntactic and semantic valencies.The detailed analysis of the Maonan aspects is also unprecedented. It examines Maonan tone sandhi from a totally new approach. The book also gives a full description of the clause final particles of Maonan.
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Chinese Lexical Semantics

18th Workshop, CLSW 2017, Leshan, China, May 18–20, 2017, Revised Selected Papers Yunfang Wu, Jia-Fei Hong, Qi Su. The Polylexicalization and Grammaticalization of Zhiyu Xin Kou Department of Chinese Language and Literature, ...

Author: Yunfang Wu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319735733

Category: Computers

Page: 602

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 18th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2017, held in Leshan, China, in May 2017. The 48 full papers and 5 short papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 176 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: lexical semantics; applications of natural language processing; lexical resources; and corpus linguistics.
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Directional Particles in Cantonese

Grammaticalization and Language Change in Chinese: A Formal View. ... “Grammaticalization of the scalar focus particle lian in Mandarin Chinese. ... Newest Trends in the Study of Grammaticalization and Lexicalization in Chinese.

Author: Winnie Chor

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027264435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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This book is the first on Cantonese that deals with the grammaticalization phenomenon systematically. Focusing on a group of twelve directional particles, this book tracks their grammaticalization pathways from full-fledged directional verbs, to directional particles indicating meanings relating to tense-aspect, modality, and quantification, in the post-verbal position. Some of these particles have undergone further grammaticalization to convey speaker’s subjective as well as intersubjective stances. This book is also unique in its diachronic component. Examples in the book are drawn from various sources including early Cantonese pedagogical texts, Cantonese films, and contemporary Cantonese corpora, with data ranging from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. This book will be a valuable resource not only for all linguists interested in the development of grammatical forms, but also for teachers and students in conversation/discourse analysis, psychology, and anthropology interested in deepening their understanding of the interaction between language structure and use.
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Computational and Corpus Approaches to Chinese Language Learning

Lexicalization in the history of the Chinese language. In J. Z. Xing (Ed.), Newest trends in the study of grammaticalization and lexicalization in Chinese (pp. 235–274). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter. ES-Computing. (2017).

Author: Xiaofei Lu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811335709

Category: Education

Page: 269

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This book presents a collection of original research articles that showcase the state of the art of research in corpus and computational linguistic approaches to Chinese language teaching, learning and assessment. It offers a comprehensive set of corpus resources and natural language processing tools that are useful for teaching, learning and assessing Chinese as a second or foreign language; methods for implementing such resources and techniques in Chinese pedagogy and assessment; as well as research findings on the effectiveness of using such resources and techniques in various aspects of Chinese pedagogy and assessment.
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Chinese Lexical Semantics

Xiujuan Chen , Qing Wang , Gaowu Wang Beijing Normal University Beijing, China Abstract. The lexicalization and grammaticalization of Chinese word “Jinqing” ( ) has been studied in this paper, with examples from Old Chinese, ...

Author: Minghui Dong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319495088

Category: Computers

Page: 772

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 17th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2016, held in Singapore, Singapore, in May 2016. The 70 regular papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 182 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: lexicon and morphology, the syntax-semantics interface, corpus and resource, natural language processing, case study of lexical semantics, extended study and application.
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