Corpus-Based Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese [NOOK Book]

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This volume represents the first book-length corpus-based contrastive studies of major grammatical categories in English and Chinese, two most important yet distinctly different world languages in the 21st century, on the basis of large matching corpora of authentic spoken and written data in the two languages.

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Corpus-Based Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese

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Overview

This volume represents the first book-length corpus-based contrastive studies of major grammatical categories in English and Chinese, two most important yet distinctly different world languages in the 21st century, on the basis of large matching corpora of authentic spoken and written data in the two languages.

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Meet the Author

Richard Xiao is Senior Lecturer in English and Chinese Studies at Edge Hill University, UK. He has published extensively in corpus linguistics as well as contrastive and translation studies. Richard’s recent books include Aspect in Mandarin Chinese (2004), Corpus-Based Language Studies (2006), and A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese (2009).

Tony McEnery is Professor of English Linguistics and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University, UK. As a world renowned corpus linguist, he has published numerous books including Corpus Linguistics (1996/2001), Aspect in Mandarin Chinese (2004), Corpus-Based Language Studies (2006), and Corpora in Linguistics (2010).

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Aspect Marking in English and Chinese 3. Temporal Adverbials and Telicity in English and Chinese 4. Quantifying Constructions in English and Chinese 5. Passives in English and Chinese 6. Negation in English and Chinese: Variants and Variations 7. Negation in English and Chinese: Special Usages 8. Challenge and Promise, and the Way Forward

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