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Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Hilary M. Chappell


This book presents brand new research into the great structural diversity found in Sinitic languages. While many studies focus principally on Standard Mandarin, this work draws on extensive empirical data from lesser-known languages, and seeks to dispel many recurrent linguistic myths about the Sinitic language family. Part I presents findings that show the important interplay of research into diachronic linguistics and typology in China, beginning with a discussion of how to tackle the issue of linguistic diversity in Sinitic languages. Chapters in Part II examine the Sinitic languages from a ... More

Keywords: Sinitic, linguistic diversity, diachronic linguistics, typology, Chinese, linguistic micro-area, language contact

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723790
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hilary M. Chappell, editor
Chair Professor in Linguistic Typology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

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