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Title: Meaning and Form: Essays in Pre-Modern Chinese Grammar
Edited By: K. Takashima
J. Shaoyu
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics 55.

The 21 articles collected in this volume were first presented to the Fourth International Conference on Classical Chinese Grammar held in August, 2001, at UBC in Vancouver. The rejection rate of the original papers submitted for publication consideration being about 40% ensured a high-quality level of the papers. The authors of the papers written in English include: Françoise Bottéro (distinction between “noncompound characters” and “compound characters”); Roderick Campbell (focus, classifiers and quantificational typology in early Chinese); Michael Friedrich (Georgvon der Gabelentz and synchronic linguistics); Richard Lynn (philosophical semantics of Chinese literary thought); Chrystelle Maréchal (idioms and graphic identification in bronze inscriptions [BI]); Barbara Meinsternst (future tense in classical Chinese); EdwinPulleyblank (“Only” in old Chinese); Jingtao Sun (fission reduplication in old Chinese); Newell Van Auken (modal negative wu in classical Chinese); Shun-chiu Yau (semiotics out of the past); Anne Yue (focus markers in Zhongshan BI). The papers written in Chinese are: (please see our webshop: or ask for the paper catalogue, project line 14 (2004))

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895868248
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 260
Prices: Europe EURO 70.00