LINGUIST List 16.55

Wed Jan 12 2005

Books: Semantics/Syntax/Corpus Ling, Chinese: Xiao et al

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Aspect in Mandarin Chinese: Xiao, McEnery



Message 1: Aspect in Mandarin Chinese: Xiao, McEnery

Date: 27-Dec-2004
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Aspect in Mandarin Chinese: Xiao, McEnery


Title: Aspect in Mandarin Chinese 
 Subtitle: A corpus-based study 
 Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 73  
 
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: John Benjamins
     http://www.benjamins.com/
 
 
 Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%2073
 
 
 Author: Richard Zhonghua Xiao, Lancaster University
 Author: Tony McEnery, Lancaster University
 
 Hardback: ISBN: 1588116018 Pages: x, 305 pp. Price: U.S. $ 138.00
 Hardback: ISBN: 9027230838 Pages: x, 305 pp. Price: Europe EURO 115.00
 
 
 Abstract:
 
 Chinese, as an aspect language, has played an important role in the development 
 of aspect theory. This book is a systematic and structured exploration of the
 linguistic devices that Mandarin Chinese employs to express aspectual meanings.
 The work presented here is the first corpus-based account of aspect in Chinese, 
 encompassing both situation aspect and viewpoint aspect. In using corpus data, 
 the book seeks to achieve a marriage between theory-driven and corpus-based 
 approaches to linguistics. The corpus-based model presented explores aspect at
 both the semantic and grammatical levels. At the semantic level a two-level model 
 of situation aspect is proposed, which covers both the lexical and sentential
 levels, thus giving a better account of the compositional nature of situation
 aspect. At the grammatical level four perfective and four imperfective aspects
 in Chinese are explored in detail. This exploration corrects many
 intuition-based misconceptions, and associated misleading conclusions, about
 aspect in Chinese common in the literature. 
 
 
 Table of contents
 
 Preface  vii
 Abbreviations and symbols  ix
 Introduction  1-12
 Two-component aspect theory  13-32
 Situation aspect  33-88
 The perfective aspects in Chinese  89-180
 The imperfective aspects in Chinese  181-244  
 Aspect marking in English and Chinese  245-280
 From the study of aspect to constractive grammar  281-286
 Bibliography  287-296
 Index  297-303 
 
 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                      Syntax
                      Text/Corpus Linguistics
 
 Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (CHN)
 
 
 Written In: English  (ENG)
 
 See this book announcement on our website: 
 http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=12838

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