Clausal noun-­modifying constructions in sino-­tibetan languages

  • Chinese is often taken as a prime example of an isolating language. Most relation marking takes the form of particles rather than affixes or inflections. Possibly relevant to the facts that are presented below, Chinese has been argued to not have grammaticalized the sort of pivot constructions normally associated with grammatical relations. That is, it has been argued to not have any particular alignment, as there are no grammatical relations, and the clause pattern is simply topic-comment (Chao 1968, Lü 1979, LaPolla 1993, 1995, 2009; LaPolla & Poa 2005, 2006). We will first talk more generally about structures found in Sino-Tibetan languages, and then focus on Modern Mandarin Chinese.

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Author:Randy J. LaPolla
Publisher:Randy J. LaPolla
Place of publication:Singapur
Document Type:Report
Year of Completion:2012
Year of first Publication:2012
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Contributing Corporation:Fourth International Conference on Sinology, Academia Sinica
Release Date:2015/07/29
GND Keyword:Nominalphrase; Nomen; Sinotibetische Sprachen
Page Number:10
First Page:1
Last Page:10
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Kontrastive Linguistik / Contrastive linguistics
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Grammatikforschung / Grammar research
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht