Partition and Quantity : Numeral Classifiers, Measurement, and Partitive Constructions in Mandarin Chinese Hardback
by Jing Jin
Part of the Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics series
Partition and Quantity: Numeral Classifiers, Measurement, and Partitive Constructions in Mandarin Chinese presents an in-depth investigation into the semantic and syntactic properties of Chinese classifiers and conducts a comprehensive examination on the use of different quantity constructions in Chinese.
This book echoes a rapid development in the past decades in Chinese linguistics research within the generative framework on Chinese classifier phrases, an area that has emerged as one of the most cutting-edge themes in the field of Chinese linguistics.
The book on the one hand offers a closer scrutiny on empirical data and revisits some long-lasting research problems, such as the semantic factor bearing on the formation of Chinese numeral classifier constructions, the (non-)licensing of the linker de ( ) in between the numeral classifier and the noun, and the conditions regulating the use of pre-classifier adjectives.
On the other hand, particular attention is paid to the issues that have been less studied or gone unnoticed in previous studies, including a (more) fine-grained subcategorization of Chinese measurement constructions, the multiple grammatical roles played by the marker de ( ) in different numeral classifier constructions, the formation and derivation of Chinese partitive constructions, etc.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 230 pages, 68 Line drawings, black and white; 6 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/07/2018
- Category: Grammar, syntax
- ISBN: 9781138182523