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Title: Space in Languages of China
Subtitle: Cross-linguistic, Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives
Edited By: Dan Xu
URL: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4020-8320-4
Description:

> The first book to focus on Space in languages of China (including Chinese
dialects, ethnic minority languages spoken in China and sign languages)
> The samples provided are significantly useful for scholars working in
various domains such as general linguistics, pyschology and anthropology
> Space is a topic that is both classical and modern and of enduring interest

Space has long been a popular topic in linguistic research. Numerous books
on the subject have been published over the past decade. However, none of
these books were based on linguistic data from Chinese and expressions of
space in Chinese have been largely neglected in past research.

In this volume, not only Mandarin Chinese (the standard language) is
investigated; several other dialects, as well as a minority language of
China and Chinese Sign Language are studied. Cross-linguistic, synchronic
and diachronic approaches are used to investigate phenomena related to space.

The authors of this book present different points of view on the expression
of space in language and related theoretical issues. As the contributing
scholars argue, Chinese shares many common features with other languages,
but also presents some particular properties.

Space is a topic that is both classical and modern, of enduring interest.
These studies of space give insight into not only general linguistics but
also other domains such as anthropology and psychology.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Chinese Sign Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402083203
ISBN-13: 9781402083204
Pages: 276
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U.K. £ 75.50
Europe EURO 99.95