Vietnamese classifiers in narrative texts
Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1998 - Foreign Language Study - 209 pages
Presents a summary of classifiers and their function in languages of the world and is perhaps the first discourse study of Vietnamese classifiers.
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all/the^whole anaphoric reference Austroasiatic language Broken Sword buffalo classified NPs classifier languages classifier systems classifiers in Vietnamese clause damsel definite discontinuous discourse function distribution example for/until function of classifiers GC GC GC tx Givon grammatical gU CJ gU GC gU KCL gU KIN gU PRT human referent classifiers Hung Vuong indefinite initial mentions Jacaltec khong kin classifiers KIN KIN kin terms Linguistics mang xa marking mg gu ft mountain muon nang narrative ngay ngitcfi nha vua nominal Noun classes numeral classifier numeral NPs Nuong one/a person PL GC pronominal pronouns prototypical python ref mosquito referential salience relative clauses respected King semantic snake speaker syntactic temple thanh nien thematically important Thuy Tinh to^have^already topic tx mg gu V V tx verb village White Hmong young young^woman zero anaphora