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Numeral classifiers in Chinese : the syntax-semantics interface, by XuPing Li

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Numeral classifiers in Chinese : the syntax-semantics interface
Title
Numeral classifiers in Chinese
Title remainder
the syntax-semantics interface
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by XuPing Li
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Language
eng
Summary
This book studies the syntax and semantics of numeral classifiers in Mandarin and other Chinese languages. It explores how Chinese classifiers are semantically interpreted in syntactic contexts and how semantic functions of classifiers are realized at the syntactic level. The book is a contribution to formal Chinese linguistics, and to the understanding of grammatical properties of nominal phrases in Chinese and East Asian languages
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Li, XuPing
Dewey number
495.1/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PL1279
LC item number
.L5 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
Series statement
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs,
Series volume
250
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  • Chinese language
  • Chinese language
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Sociolinguistics
  • China
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • Chinese language
  • Chinese language
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Language and languages
  • Sociolinguistics
  • China
  • Chinesisch
  • Numerale
  • Klassifikator
  • Syntax
  • Semantik
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Numeral classifiers in Chinese : the syntax-semantics interface, by XuPing Li
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Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral - Ramat-Gan) under the title: On the semantics of classifiers in Chinese
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1. Issues; 1.1. Issue 1: the debate on a count/mass distinction in Mandarin; 1.2. Issue 2: counting and measuring functions of classifiers; 1.3. Issue 3: definiteness in classifier languages; 2. Data and source; 3. Structure of the book; Part I: The debate on a count/mass distinction in Chinese; Chapter 2: Defing classifiers; 1. Chinese classifiers: an illustration; 1.1. Identifying classifiers syntactically; 1.2. Chinese classifiers: a heuristic classification; 2. Classifiers as a closed class; 3. Classifiers without "descriptive content."
  • 3.1. Classifiers are not nominal3.2. Classifiers have no 'descriptive content'; 4. Classifiers are complement-taking; 5. Classifiers as stressless; 6. Classifiers in English: a contrastive look; 7. Conclusions; Chapter 3: The count/mass distinction in Chinese revisited; 1. Introduction; 2. Syntactic distinction between count and mass classifiers; 2.1. Introduction to count/mass classifiers; 2.2. Lexical/functional distinction of classifiers; 2.3. Two syntactic diagnostics; 3. Possibility of pre-classifier adjectival modification; 3.1. Adjectives before count and mass classifiers
  • 3.2. Two constraints on pre-classifier adjectives4. Optionality of post-classifier de; 5. Conclusions; Chapter 4: Natural atomicity; 1. Introduction; 2. Countability and individuation; 3. A lexical distinction between mass and count nouns; 4. Individual, stuff and partial-object readings; 5. Natural atomicity as a grammatically relevant phenomenon; 6. Conclusions; Chapter 5: Chinese bare nouns; 1. Introduction; 2. The Krifka-Chierchia hypothesis; 3. Bare nouns as kinds; 3.1. Strong kind-inducing contexts; 3.2. Appositives; 3.3. Scope with respect to opacity
  • 3.4. Scope with respect to quantifiers4. Semantics of bare nouns; 5. Bare predication; 5.1. Some analyses of copula clauses; 5.1.1. Ambiguous BEs; 5.1.2. Unambiguous BE; 5.2. Post-copula bare nouns as predicates of individuals; 5.3. Post-copula bare nouns as predicates of subkinds; 5.4. Post-copula bare nouns as predicates of kinds; 6. Definite bare nouns; 6.1. Topic-hood and definiteness; 6.2. Definite bare nouns in object positions; 6.3. Semantics of definite bare nouns; Part II: Functions of classifiers: counting and measuring; Chapter 6: Counting and measure functions of classifiers
  • 1. Introduction2. Counting and measuring readings: a crosslinguistic perspective; 2.1. Introducing counting and measuring readings; 2.2. Structures for counting and measuring readings; 3. Ambiguity of container classifiers in Chinese; 3.1. Counting and measuring readings for Chinese container classifiers; 3.2. The syntax of counting and measuring readings; 4. A feature analysis of classifiers: [±Counting, ±Measuring]; 4.1. Four types of classifiers; 4.1.1. Type 1: [+C, -M] classifiers; 4.1.2. Type 2: [-C, +M] classifiers; 4.1.3. Type 3: [+C, +M] classifiers
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858991764
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1 online resource (xiii, 309 pages)
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9783110289336
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)858991764
Label
Numeral classifiers in Chinese : the syntax-semantics interface, by XuPing Li
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral - Ramat-Gan) under the title: On the semantics of classifiers in Chinese
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1. Issues; 1.1. Issue 1: the debate on a count/mass distinction in Mandarin; 1.2. Issue 2: counting and measuring functions of classifiers; 1.3. Issue 3: definiteness in classifier languages; 2. Data and source; 3. Structure of the book; Part I: The debate on a count/mass distinction in Chinese; Chapter 2: Defing classifiers; 1. Chinese classifiers: an illustration; 1.1. Identifying classifiers syntactically; 1.2. Chinese classifiers: a heuristic classification; 2. Classifiers as a closed class; 3. Classifiers without "descriptive content."
  • 3.1. Classifiers are not nominal3.2. Classifiers have no 'descriptive content'; 4. Classifiers are complement-taking; 5. Classifiers as stressless; 6. Classifiers in English: a contrastive look; 7. Conclusions; Chapter 3: The count/mass distinction in Chinese revisited; 1. Introduction; 2. Syntactic distinction between count and mass classifiers; 2.1. Introduction to count/mass classifiers; 2.2. Lexical/functional distinction of classifiers; 2.3. Two syntactic diagnostics; 3. Possibility of pre-classifier adjectival modification; 3.1. Adjectives before count and mass classifiers
  • 3.2. Two constraints on pre-classifier adjectives4. Optionality of post-classifier de; 5. Conclusions; Chapter 4: Natural atomicity; 1. Introduction; 2. Countability and individuation; 3. A lexical distinction between mass and count nouns; 4. Individual, stuff and partial-object readings; 5. Natural atomicity as a grammatically relevant phenomenon; 6. Conclusions; Chapter 5: Chinese bare nouns; 1. Introduction; 2. The Krifka-Chierchia hypothesis; 3. Bare nouns as kinds; 3.1. Strong kind-inducing contexts; 3.2. Appositives; 3.3. Scope with respect to opacity
  • 3.4. Scope with respect to quantifiers4. Semantics of bare nouns; 5. Bare predication; 5.1. Some analyses of copula clauses; 5.1.1. Ambiguous BEs; 5.1.2. Unambiguous BE; 5.2. Post-copula bare nouns as predicates of individuals; 5.3. Post-copula bare nouns as predicates of subkinds; 5.4. Post-copula bare nouns as predicates of kinds; 6. Definite bare nouns; 6.1. Topic-hood and definiteness; 6.2. Definite bare nouns in object positions; 6.3. Semantics of definite bare nouns; Part II: Functions of classifiers: counting and measuring; Chapter 6: Counting and measure functions of classifiers
  • 1. Introduction2. Counting and measuring readings: a crosslinguistic perspective; 2.1. Introducing counting and measuring readings; 2.2. Structures for counting and measuring readings; 3. Ambiguity of container classifiers in Chinese; 3.1. Counting and measuring readings for Chinese container classifiers; 3.2. The syntax of counting and measuring readings; 4. A feature analysis of classifiers: [±Counting, ±Measuring]; 4.1. Four types of classifiers; 4.1.1. Type 1: [+C, -M] classifiers; 4.1.2. Type 2: [-C, +M] classifiers; 4.1.3. Type 3: [+C, +M] classifiers
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858991764
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiii, 309 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783110289336
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)858991764

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