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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A Typological Approach to Grammaticalization and Lexicalization

... of lexicalization in Chinese (cf. Dong 2012). It should be noted that Peyraube and Wiebusch's study about the grammaticalization of the object markers bă/jiāng 把/將 appears to be a case against the analysis of semantic accretion.

Author: Janet Zhiqun Xing

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110641288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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 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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The Palgrave Handbook of Chinese Language Studies

Important Monographs and Conferences on GrammaticalizationGrammaticalization, Lexicalization in Studies of the Chinese Language” is a book series showcasing the latest research findings on the topic of grammaticalization and ...

Author: Zhengdao Ye

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811609244

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This new major reference work provides a comprehensive overview of linguistic phenomena in a variety of Sinitic languages in a global context, highlighting the dynamic interaction between these languages and English. This “living reference work” offers a window into the linguistic sphere in China and beyond, and showcases the latest research into diverse and evolving linguistic phenomena that have resulted from intensified interactions between the Sinophone world and other lingua-spheres. The Handbook is divided into five sections. The chapters in Section I (New Research Trends in Chinese Linguistic Research) present fast-growing research areas in Chinese linguistics, particularly those undertaken by scholars based in China. Section II (Interactions of Sinitic Languages) focuses on language-contact situations inside and outside China. The chapters in Section III (Meaning, Culture, Translation) explore the meanings of key cultural concepts, and how ideas move between Chinese and English through translation across various genres. Section IV (New Trends in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) covers new ideas and practices relating to teaching the Chinese language and culture. The final section, Section V (Transference from Chinese to English), explores dynamic interactions between varieties of Chinese and varieties of English, as they play out in multilingual sites and settings
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Grammaticalization Scenarios from Europe and Asia

Typological variation across Mandarin dialects: An areal perspective with a quantitative approach. Linguistic Typology 22(2). 233–275. ... Newest trends in the study of grammaticalization and lexicalization in Chinese, 275–302.

Author: Walter Bisang

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110563146

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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 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: 9783110637427

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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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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Chinese Lexical Semantics

Chicago Linguistic Society 7(1), 394–415 (1971) Dong, X.: Syntactic change and lexicalization in Chinese. Studies of the Chinese Language 5, 399–409 (2009). (in Chinese) 3. Jiang, C.-S., Liang, J., Liao, D.: On Grammaticalization and ...

Author: Qin Lu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319271941

Category: Computers

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 16th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2015, held in Beijing, China, in May 2015. The 64 regular and 4 short papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 248 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: lexical semantics; lexical resources; lexicology; natural language processing and applications; and syntax.
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The Morphology of Chinese

and the extent to which the preverb has undergone grammaticalization. The Rama relational preverb ba- is given as an example of 'advanced' lexicalization (cf . ) because it has been lexically incorporated by a relatively large number ...

Author: Jerome L. Packard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139431668

Category: Foreign Language Study

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This ground breaking study dispels the common belief that Chinese 'doesn't have words' but instead 'has characters'. Jerome Packard's book provides a comprehensive discussion of the linguistic and cognitive nature of Chinese words. It shows that Chinese, far from being 'morphologically impoverished', has a different morphological system because it selects different 'settings' on parameters shared by all languages. The analysis of Chinese word formation therefore enhances our understanding of word universals. Packard describes the intimate relationship between words and their components, including how the identities of Chinese morphemes are word-driven, and offers new insights into the evolution of morphemes based on Chinese data. Models are offered for how Chinese words are stored in the mental lexicon and processed in natural speech, showing that much of what native speakers know about words occurs innately in the form of a hard-wired, specifically linguistic 'program' in the brain.
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