New PDF release: Adverbial Clauses in Mandarin Chinese: A Corpus-based Study

By May Lai-Ying Wong

ISBN-10: 3034311206

ISBN-13: 9783034311205

What are adverbial clauses in chinese language? Do all of them have topics as their opposite numbers do in English? How do the semantic domain names of adverbial clauses engage with the distribution of topics? How do chinese language corpora aid us discover those interesting questions?
the purpose of this learn is to illustrate the usefulness of corpus linguistics as a strategy in grammar reports. A problem-oriented tagging strategy has been used to permit the exploration of adverbial clauses within the corpus and to spot 11 semantically dependent sessions of adverbial clauses. whereas it's a recognized incontrovertible fact that chinese language adverbial clauses (CACs) are openly marked through a subordinating conjunction, their matters should be left unexpressed and recovered within the earlier discourse. via analysing certainly taking place spoken and written samples from quite a few corpora, the writer examines this interesting phenomenon of overt and non-overt topics in adverbial clauses.

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1985). son is that some relative clauses do not actually include a gap that the head noun can co-refer to. So far scholars have been considering relative clauses to be clauses in which either the subject or object is missing, thereby producing a gap that co-refers to the head noun the relative clauses modify. Such gaps are used as evidence to prove the existence of relative clauses in Chinese. However, such a gap does not always exist as in ㆹ⅁ᾉ䘬㇧⫸ wo xie xin de fangzi “the room in which I write letters”.

E. ㆹ⅁ᾉ䘬ġ wo xie xin de “I write letters”) is a wellformed clause without any missing subject or object. In cases such as this, two conflicting explanations were proposed. Chu and Chi (1999: 226) claim that the construction is no longer a relative clause but an appositive clause on the grounds that no gap can be identified in the noun phrase and they use this as a definitive test for distinguishing a relative clause from an appositive clause. Yet, Xue et al. ) still perceive it as a relative clause though with an PP trace rather than an NP trace; it differs from the relative clause with an NP trace in that the gap is an adjunct position.

2001), consequently I did not follow these approaches in my book. 2 Discourse analyses of adverbial clauses It does not come as a surprise that many previous accounts of adverbial clauses are discourse-based analyses as adverbial clauses seem to tie back to the previous discourse in several different ways by specifying time, condition, purpose, etc. As Thompson and Longacre (1985: 232– 38 233) point out, “adverbial clauses may be of relevance to a stretch greater than the sentence in which they find themselves” in that “they may provide cohesion for an entire discourse, or they may provide cohesion for some paragraph within it”.

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