Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

This book has shown that prosody has played a crucial role in triggering the many changes in the diachronic development of Chinese.

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

In the two volumes of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model, which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody not only constrains syntactic structures but also activates syntactic operations. All of the facts investigated in Chinese provide new perspectives for linguistic theories as well as insights into the nature of human languages. The subtitles of the two volumes are Theory and Facts and History and Change respectively, with each focusing on different topics (though each volume has both theoretical and historical descriptive concerns). This book has shown that prosody has played a crucial role in triggering the many changes in the diachronic development of Chinese. On the one hand, this book investigates the existence of SOV structures in Early Archaic Chinese, a SVO language, and then demonstrates the role of VO prosody in causing the disappearance of the remnant structures after the Han Dynasty. On the other hand, this book surveys the historical evidence for analyses of bei passives and Ba-constructions, and then offers a prosodic analysis on the origin of these two sentence patterns in Chinese. It is claimed that prosody can be an important factor in triggering, balancing and finally terminating changes in the syntactic evolution of Chinese.

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

In this volume, the author first introduces the relevant theories and concepts of Metrical Phonology, Prosodic Phonology and Formal Syntax, and formulates the Government-based Nuclear Stress Rule in Chinese which can explain how and why ...

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

In the two volumes of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model, which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody can not only constrains syntactic structures but also activates syntactic operations. All of the facts investigated in Chinese provide new perspectives for linguistic theories as well as the insights into the nature of human languages. The subtitles of the two volumes are Theory and Facts and History and Change respectively, with each focusing on different topics (though each volume has both theoretical and historical descriptive concerns). In this volume, the author first introduces the relevant theories and concepts of Metrical Phonology, Prosodic Phonology and Formal Syntax, and formulates the Government-based Nuclear Stress Rule in Chinese which can explain how and why Mandarin Chinese sentences are structured in a particular way. It is proposed that prosody can not only blocks the legitimate syntactic structures but also activates the potential syntactic operations. The former can be seen from the ungrammatical sentences that are caused by the inoperable NSR in these structures while the latter can be seen from sentences that are derived from syntactic movements which, however, are operable only when being motivated by prosody.

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

In THE TWO VOLUMES of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody can not only constrains syntactic structures, but also ...

Prosodic Syntax in Chinese

In THE TWO VOLUMES of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese, the author develops a new model which proposes that the interaction between syntax and prosody is bi-directional and that prosody can not only constrains syntactic structures, but also activates syntactic operations. All of the facts investigated in Chinese provide new perspectives for linguistic theories as well as the insights into the nature of human languages. The subtitles of the two volumes are Theory and Facts and History and Change respectively, with each focusing on different topics (though each volume has both theoretical and (historical) descriptive concerns).

The Information Structure of Mandarin Chinese

This dissertation presents a comprehensive picture of how pragmatic concepts such as topic and focus are manifested in Mandarin Chinese through syntax, phonology and the interaction between the two.

The Information Structure of Mandarin Chinese


Syntax Phonology Interface

This book centers on theoretical issues of phonology-syntax interface based on tone sandhi in Chinese dialects.

Syntax Phonology Interface

This book centers on theoretical issues of phonology-syntax interface based on tone sandhi in Chinese dialects. It uses patterns in tone sandhi to study how speech should be divided into domains of various sizes or levels. Tone sandhi refers to tonal changes that occur to a sequence of adjacent syllables or words. The size of this sequence (or the domain) is determined by various factors, in particular the syntactic structure of the words and the original tones of the words. Chinese dialects offer a rich body of data on tone sandhi, and hence great evidence for examining the phonology-syntax interface, and for examining the resulting levels of domains (the prosodic hierarchy). Syntax-Phonology Interface: Argumentation from Tone Sandhi in Chinese Dialects is an extremely valuable text for graduate students and scholars in the fields of linguistics and Chinese.

Chinese Lexical Semantics

Duanmu, S.: Wordhood in Chinese. New Approaches to Chinese Word Formation, ed. by J. L. Packard, pp.135-196. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin (1998) 5. Feng, S.: The Prosodic Syntax of Chinese (in Chinese). Shanghai Education Press, Shanghai ...

Chinese Lexical Semantics

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 17th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2016, held in Singapore, Singapore, in May 2016. The 70 regular papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 182 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: lexicon and morphology, the syntax-semantics interface, corpus and resource, natural language processing, case study of lexical semantics, extended study and application.

Syntax Phonology Interface

Are Phonosyntactic Rules Necessary? Phonology Yearbook, vol. 4: 185–194. Deng, Dan. 2010. Experimental Study of Chinese Prosodic Words. Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press. Dobashi, Y. 2003.

Syntax Phonology Interface

This book centers on theoretical issues of phonology-syntax interface based on tone sandhi in Chinese dialects. It uses patterns in tone sandhi to study how speech should be divided into domains of various sizes or levels. Tone sandhi refers to tonal changes that occur to a sequence of adjacent syllables or words. The size of this sequence (or the domain) is determined by various factors, in particular the syntactic structure of the words and the original tones of the words. Chinese dialects offer a rich body of data on tone sandhi, and hence great evidence for examining the phonology-syntax interface, and for examining the resulting levels of domains (the prosodic hierarchy). Syntax-Phonology Interface: Argumentation from Tone Sandhi in Chinese Dialects is an extremely valuable text for graduate students and scholars in the fields of linguistics and Chinese.

Multimodality Interaction and Turn taking in Mandarin Conversation

As one of the few systematic studies of multimodality in Mandarin interaction, this book will be of interest to researchers in Chinese linguistics, interactional linguistics, conversation analysis, and multimodal analysis.

Multimodality  Interaction and Turn taking in Mandarin Conversation

One major feature of conversation is that people take turns to speak. Based on audio and video recordings of naturally-occurring Mandarin conversation, this book explores the role of syntax, prosody, body movements as well as their interplay in turn organization in the temporal unfolding of action and interaction. Adopting the methodology of interactional linguistics, this book offers a fine-grained analysis of the three multimodal resources and the sequential environments in which they appear. It demonstrates that syntax, prosody and body movements not only converge but also diverge in projecting possible turn completion. As one of the few systematic studies of multimodality in Mandarin interaction, this book will be of interest to researchers in Chinese linguistics, interactional linguistics, conversation analysis, and multimodal analysis.

An Anatomy of Chinese

See Feng Shengli, “Prosodic Structure and Its Implications in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language,” unpublished, April 2003, pp. 12—13. 57. The example is from Feng Shengli, “Facts of Prosodic Syntax in Chinese,” unpublished paper, p.

An Anatomy of Chinese

Rhythms, conceptual metaphors, and political language convey meanings of which Chinese speakers themselves may not be aware. Link’s Anatomy of Chinese contributes to the debate over whether language shapes thought or vice versa, and its comparison of English with Chinese lends support to theories that locate the origins of language in the brain.

Chinese Lexical Semantics

In addition, some classic Chinese functional word tends to affiliate with the following part, leading to the inconsistency between its prosodic structure and grammatical structure. Finally the prosody overcomes the grammar and form a ...

Chinese Lexical Semantics

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 16th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2015, held in Beijing, China, in May 2015. The 64 regular and 4 short papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 248 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: lexical semantics; lexical resources; lexicology; natural language processing and applications; and syntax.

Prosodic Phonology of the Fuzhou Dialect

This book is a valuable text for students and scholars in the field of Chinese dialectology, Min dialects, prosodic phonology, and phonology-morphosyntax interface.

Prosodic Phonology of the Fuzhou Dialect

Prosodic Phonology of the Fuzhou Dialect: Domains and Rule Application is the first attempt to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the Fuzhou phonological system from the perspective of prosodic phonology. It addresses the following issues: What prosodic constituents exist in the Fuzhou dialect and what kinds of roles they play in the Fuzhou phonological system; how to define the domain formation of these prosodic constituents in the Fuzhou dialect; what kinds of Fuzhou phonological phenomena make crucial reference to these prosodic constituents as the domain of application; and what implications does the study of the Fuzhou phonological system have for the prosodic phonology theory. This book is a valuable text for students and scholars in the field of Chinese dialectology, Min dialects, prosodic phonology, and phonology-morphosyntax interface.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language

Feng, Shengli 冯胜利(1995) Prosodic Structure and Prosodically Constrained Syntax in Chinese. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. Feng, Shengli (1996)〈论汉语的韵律词〉('On Prosodic Words in Chinese'),《中国社会 ...

The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language

The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language is an invaluable resource for language learners and linguists of Chinese worldwide, those interested readers of Chinese literature and cultures, and scholars in Chinese studies. Featuring the research on the changing landscape of the Chinese language by a number of eminent academics in the field, this volume will meet the academic, linguistic and pedagogical needs of anyone interested in the Chinese language: from Sinologists to Chinese linguists, as well as teachers and learners of Chinese as a second language. The encyclopedia explores a range of topics: from research on oracle bone and bronze inscriptions, to Chinese language acquisition, to the language of the mass media. This reference offers a guide to shifts over time in thinking about the Chinese language as well as providing an overview of contemporary themes, debates and research interests. The editors and contributors are assisted by an editorial board comprised of the best and most experienced sinologists world-wide. The reference includes an introduction, written by the editor, which places the assembled texts in their historical and intellectual context. The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital research resource.

Studies of Chinese Linguistics

Prosodic Structure and Prosodically Constrained Syntax in Chinese. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. ———. 1997. Hanyu de yunlu, cifa yuju fa [Interactions between morphology, syntax and prosody in Chinese].

Studies of Chinese Linguistics

The nine essays in this volume present the most recent developments in the study of Chinese linguistic research using functional approaches. Topics discussed in the volume include Chinese typology, word order variation, word formation, semantic change, cognition, discourse analysis, interface among syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, and grammaticalization. Studies of Chinese Linguistics will be a valuable and stimulating reference for graduate students and researchers interested in functional linguistics. Readers in general and applied linguistics will also appreciate the insights it offers into the interaction of Chinese form and function.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition

In T. Hoffmann and G. Trousdale (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of construction grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 365–378. ... Yunlü jufaxue yanjiu de lichen yujinzhan [The past and present researches on prosody syntax in Chinese].

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition is the first reference work of its kind. The handbook contains twenty contributions from leading experts in the field of Chinese SLA, covering a wide range of topics such as social contexts, linguistic perspectives, skill learning, individual differences and learning settings and testing. Each chapter covers historical perspectives, core issues and key findings, research approaches, pedagogical implications, future research direction and additional references. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition is an essential reference for Chinese language teachers and researchers in Chinese applied linguistics and second language acquisition.

Chinese Lexical Semantics

Feng, S.: Interactions Between Morphology, Syntax and Prosody in Chinese (Revised Edition). Peking University Press, Beijing (2009) (in Chinese) 5. Feng, S.: Studies on Chinese Prosodic Grammar. Peking University Press, Beijing (2005) ...

Chinese Lexical Semantics

This book constitutes the refereed selected papers from the 14th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2013, held in Zhengzhou, China, in May 2013. The 68 full papers and 4 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 153 submissions. They are organized in topical sections covering all major topics of lexical semantics; lexical resources; corpus linguistics and applications on natural language processing.

Chinese Lexical Semantics

13th Workshop, CLSW 2012, Wuhan, China, July 6-8, 2012, Revised Selected Papers Donghong Ji, Guozheng Xiao. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. ... Huang, G.: On de: its syntax and semantic function. ... Feng, S.: The Prosodic Syntax of Chinese.

Chinese Lexical Semantics

This book constitutes carefully reviewed and revised selected papers from the 13th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2012, held in Wuhan, China, in July 2012. The 67 full papers and 17 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 169 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: applications on natural language processing; corpus linguistics; lexical computation; lexical resources; lexical semantics; new methods for lexical semantics; and other topics.

Prosodic Studies

This edited volume takes studies in prosody on Asian languages as well as examples from other languages.

Prosodic Studies

Prosody is one of the core components of language and speech, indicating information about syntax, turn-taking in conversation, types of utterances, such as questions or statements, as well as speakers' attitudes and feelings. This edited volume takes studies in prosody on Asian languages as well as examples from other languages. It brings together the most recent research in the field and also charts the influence on such diverse fields as multimedia communication and SLA. Intended for a wide audience of linguists that includes neighbouring disciplines such as computational sciences, psycholinguists, and specialists in language acquisition, Prosodic Studies is also ideal for scholars and researchers working in intonation who want a complement of information on specifics.

Comparative Literature in the Light of Chinese Prosody

The position, presence or absence of 的 de could be so flexible in mediating and in adjusting a syntactic structure for the desired prosodic impact. With an added 的 de, which could suggest or mediate a pause where it is, ...

Comparative Literature in the Light of Chinese Prosody

With exemplary cases of original texts from across disciplines and cultures, this is the first book that discusses how reading and understanding could often be surreptitiously and serendipitously influenced by the “invisible” but prosodically indispensable text-enlivened “trivial” function words.