Title: Numeral Classifiers in Chinese
Subtitle: The Syntax-Semantics Interface
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 250
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Author: XuPing Li
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110289336 Pages: 309 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110287639 Pages: 309 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
This book studies the syntax and semantics of numeral classifiers in Mandarin and other Chinese languages. It explores how Chinese classifiers are semantically interpreted in syntactic contexts and how semantic functions of classifiers are realized at the syntactic level. The book is a contribution to formal Chinese linguistics, and to the understanding of grammatical properties of nominal phrases in Chinese and East Asian languages.