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Modern Chinese Grammar - a Clause-Pivot Approach by Fuyi Xing

By Fuyi Xing

Modern chinese language Grammar presents a complete insurance of chinese language grammar throughout the clause-pivot concept and the double triangle procedure, first proposed through Fuyi Xing in 1996.

Translated into English for the 1st time, the publication is extensively seemed by way of linguists as a seminal textual content, and ground-breaking in linguistics study. The publication comprises dialogue of the themes that are necessary to chinese language grammar, from phrases and words, to complicated sentences and sentence teams. It addresses such arguable concerns as notice classification identity, the excellence among phrases and words, and among clauses and intricate sentences. The e-book additionally exhibits, via a wealth of examples, how the clause-pivot thought and the double triangle procedure might be utilized productively in grammatical reports.

Modern chinese language Grammar: A Clause-Pivot Theoretical Approach is an important buy for researchers and graduate scholars of chinese language grammar and syntax.

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Another result of clause conjoining is the sentence group. There are both similarities and differences between complex sentences and sentence groups. The borderline between them is, more often than not, fluid. We can make a distinction between them by referring to the speaker’s intention and to the pattern in which clauses are conjoined. As with Part I, Part IV is theoretical and methodological. It is an introduction to the double-triangle approach and the principle of three adequacies (cf. 11 In grammatical studies of Chinese, two triangles are often made use of.

The clause-pivot theory is adopted as the framework in this book. , the character-based theory, the word-based theory, the phrase-based theory, and the clause-based theory) in comparison to the clause-pivot theory and explains why we prefer the latter theory. 1 The word-based theory Commencing with the publication of Ma’s Comprehensive Grammar, most Chinese grammars are word based. 6 This was the first pedagogical Chinese grammatical system. The whole system starts from, and is based on, the description and classification of words.

Imagine another situation in which several people are focusing their eyes on the distance. ’). The sequence takes the exclamatory mood (with its 30 The three principles corresponding intonation), thus an exclamatory clause is formed. ’), the same sequence carries the interrogative mood (with its corresponding intonation). An interrogative clause is thus formed. Declarative, exclamatory, imperative, and interrogative are the four major types of mood. Clausehood will be achieved when these different types of mood are attached to the clause-forming sequence.

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