The Morphology of Chinese: A Linguistic and Cognitive Approach / Edition 1

The Morphology of Chinese: A Linguistic and Cognitive Approach / Edition 1

by Jerome L. Packard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521771129

ISBN-13: 9780521771122

Pub. Date: 01/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book aims to dispel the myth that Chinese "doesn't have words" but instead "has characters." Jerome Packard challenges the common belief that Chinese has no morphology, demonstrating how analysis of Chinese word formation enhances our understanding of word universals in natural language. His book describes the intimate relationship between words and their

Overview

This book aims to dispel the myth that Chinese "doesn't have words" but instead "has characters." Jerome Packard challenges the common belief that Chinese has no morphology, demonstrating how analysis of Chinese word formation enhances our understanding of word universals in natural language. His book describes the intimate relationship between words and their components and offers new insights into their evolution. Models are offered for how Chinese words are stored in the mental lexicon and processed in natural speech.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521771122
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2015
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Defining the word in Chinese; 3. Chinese word components; 4. Gestalt Chinese words; 5. X-bar analysis of Chinese words; 6. Lexicalization and Chinese words; 7. Chinese words and the lexicon; 8. Chinese words: conclusions; References; Index.

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