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Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Audrey Li, Andrew Simpson, and Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai


This book focuses on the cross-linguistic comparison of Chinese with other languages. It contains 16 chapters comparing specific major phenomena in Chinese syntax with corresponding ones in at least one other language, in many cases with other languages of Asia as well as Europe, North America, and Africa. This volume presents fresh perspectives on major syntactic issues in Chinese and what the study of Chinese can offer to linguists working on other, genetically unrelated languages. The volume also serves as a Festschrift dedicated to commemorating the work of Professor C.-T. James Huang of ... More

Keywords: syntax, syntax–semantics interface, comparative syntax, typology, prosody, language acquisition, Chinese

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199945658
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945658.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Audrey Li, editor
University of Southern California

Andrew Simpson, editor
University of Southern California

Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai, author
National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)

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