Clause Combination in Chinese
"Clause Combination in Chinese" is an abundantly documented study of composite sentences in Modern Chinese, their semantic properties and syntactic behaviour. It discusses the extent of language variation, the relation between synchrony and diachrony, the nature of grammaticalization, generality and gradience, and the non-uniqueness of syntactic analysis. The first part provides a new categorization of clause combinations and clause connectives. It introduces a class of connectives often combining units larger than the sentence. It also discusses the frequent non-use of clause connectives in Chinese composite sentences. The second part contains case studies of composite sentences with unusual semantic properties, among them a hitherto unrecognized pattern with no English counterpart: adverbial clauses expressing necessity. The book should be of interest to all students of Chinese linguistics and to general linguists concerned with sentence complexity.
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Monocentric and Polycentric Sentences
Classification of Clause Connectives
in Textorganizing Connectives
Nonuse of Clause Connectives
Grammaticalization of Clause Connectives
Clauses of Necessity
The Lack of Counterfactuals
Indirect Adverbial Clauses
K The Uses of ruguo shud Pt
The Use of Clausefinal shift
The Function of Clausefinal shi Bf
A List of Clause connectives
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Acheng xiaoshuoxuan adverbial clauses backward-linking connectives Beijing bidn bixu bu-gudn chufei CLASS clause connectives clause contains clause-final clause-initial clauses with chufei composite sentences concessive conditionals conditional clauses coreferent counterfactual counterfactual conditionals coverbs Dehui Early Mandarin English following sentence forward-linking connectives function word gobang grammaticalization hdishi Hongloumeng indirect adverbial clauses interpretation jidding jirdn language Lao Qida linguists Linqing matrix clause meaning modal verbs Modern Chinese monocentric neng noun phrases occur only-then pattern pivot verb polycentric sentences predicate predicate-initial Qiwang rugud ruguo scope semantic shdng shenme shi Bf shi H shihou shud Shuihu quanzhuan Shuihu zhuan shuo subordinate clause subordinative conjunctions suibidn syntactic tdmen temporal text link text-organizing connectives thematic Tongshi translation universal condition wdmen xidng Xing Fuyi yinwei Yu xuanji
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