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Thu Dec 18 2003

Books: Syntax: Yen-hiu

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  1. kkaneta, Functional Structure(s), Form and Interpretation: Yen-hui

Message 1: Functional Structure(s), Form and Interpretation: Yen-hui

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 10:51:51 -0500 (EST)
From: kkaneta <>
Subject: Functional Structure(s), Form and Interpretation: Yen-hui

Title: Functional Structure(s), Form and Interpretation
Subtitle: Perspectives from East Asian Languages
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)		 
Editor: Audrey-Li Yen-hui, University of Southern California
USA Editor: Andrew Simpson, SOAS, London 

Hardback: ISBN: 0415297451, Pages: 296, Price: $90.00
Comment: illus. 7 tables

The issue of how interpretation results from the form and type of
syntactic structures present in language is one which is central and
hotly debated in both theoretical and descriptive linguistics. This
volume brings together a series of eleven new cutting edge essays by
leading experts in East Asian languages which shows how the study of
formal structures and functional morphemes in Chinese, Japanese and
Korean adds much to our general understanding of the close connections
between form and interpretation. This specially commissioned
collection will be of interest to linguists of all backgrounds working
in the general area of syntax and language change, as well as those
with a special interest in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Contents: Part I: Functional Structure and Processes of Interpretation
in the DP/NP1. Yen-hui Audrey Li and Yuzhi Shi NP as Argument 2.
Yoshihisa Kitagawa Copying Variables 3. Keiko Muromatsu Classifiers
and the Count-Mass Distinction 4. Hajime Hoji, Satoshi Kinsui,
Yukinori Takubo and Ayumi Ueyama The Demonstratives in Modern Japanese
Part II: Grammaticalization and the Diachronic Development of
Functional Structure5. Andrew Simpson On the Reanalysis on
Nominalizers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean 6. Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai
Three Types of Existential Quantification in Chinese 7. Alain Peyraube
On the History of Place Words and Localizers in Chinese: A Cognitive
Approach Part III: Clause Level Structures: Processes of
Interpretation and Principles of Organization8. S.-Y. Kuroda
Judgement, Point of View and the Interpretation of Causee Noun Phrases
9. William O'Grady A Computational Approach to Case and Word Order in
Korean 10. Thomas Ernst Adjuncts and Word Order Typology in East Asian
Languages 11. C.-T. James Huang The Distribution of Negative NPs and
Some Typological Correlates Yen-hui Audrey Liis Professor of
Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of
Southern California. Her research focuses on the comparison of
grammatical properties in English, Chinese and other East Asian
languages. Recent work has considered issues of order and
constituency, scope interaction of quantificational expressions, as
well as the distribution, structure and interpretation of different
types of nominal expressions and relative constructions. Andrew
Simpsonis a Senior Lecturer at the School of Oriental and African
Studies, University of London. His research interests centre on the
comparative syntax of East and Southeast Asian languages, and his work
addresses issues relating to processes of language change,
DP-structure, the syntax of question formation and the interaction of
syntax with phonology.

Subject Language(s):
		Chinese, Mandarin (Language code: CHN)
		Japanese (Language code: JPN)
		Korean (Language code: KKN)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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