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Title: Word-Class Flexibility in Classical Chinese
Subtitle: Verbal and Adverbial Uses of Nouns
Written By: Lukáš Zádrapa
URL: http://www.brill.nl/word-class-flexibility-classical-chinese
Series Title: Conceptual History and Chinese Linguistics
Description:

The apparent flexibility of words in Classical Chinese with respect to traditional
word classes has always posed a problem in the description of this language
and has caused much misunderstanding. Moreover, it has been long
understudied, along with the closely related theory of Classical Chinese word
classes. This work seeks to summarize previous research on this issue, re-
orientate the discourse and construe a new interpretative paradigm that would
lead to a more complex and realistic view. It is principally based on a multi-
disciplinary approach and supported by the theoretical framework of cognitive
linguistics. The study deals with the very conception of word classes, but its
focus lies in the analysis of verbal and adverbial functions of nouns.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004206311
Pages: 268
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