On the Formal Way to Chinese Languages

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This collection presents readers with the main thrust of current research on Chinese languages from the perspective of formal linguistics. Contributors offer in-depth studies of important theoretical issues and contemporary questions, including reflexivity, modifiers and nominal structures, tense, onset change, suffixation, verbal constructions, and first-language acquisition, making this a valuable resource in formal Chinese linguistics today.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Syntax and Semantics 1
Tense as a Grammatical Category in Chinese 3
Distributivity and Reflexivity 21
Word Order, Structure, and Relativization 45
On the Status of 'Modifying' DE and the Structure of the Chinese DP 74
The Parametric Theory of Verb Movement and Its Consequences 102
Predemonstrative Modifiers 126
Serial Verb Construction and Verbal Compounding 143
Wo pao-le ge feikuai and Reanalysis of the Classifier ge 163
Focus Adverbs CAI and JIU in L1 Acquisition of Mandarin Chinese: A Preliminary Study 189
Pt. II Phonology 211
The Role of Markedness in Onset Change 213
A Phonetically-Based OT Account for the /n/- /[ng]/ Asymmetry upon /[actual symbol not reproducible]/-Suffixation in Northern Chinese Dialects 233
Index 261
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