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Author Wu, Yi'an.

Title Spatial demonstratives in English and Chinese : text and cognition / Yián Wu
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, Pa. : John Benjamins Pub., [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 234 pages)
Series Pragmatics & beyond, 0922-842X ; new ser. v. 126
Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser. 126
Contents Spatial Demonstratives in English and Chinese; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Dedication page; Table of contents; Preface; Introduction; Acknowledgements; List of tables; Conventions and abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The nature of spatial demonstratives; 3. Spatial demonstratives in real space; 4. Spatial demonstratives in displaced contexts: Similar trends of extension; 5. Spatial demonstratives in displaced contexts: Structural constraints on the similar trends of extension; Concluding remarks; Notes; References; Appendix; Name index; Subject index
Summary As a subject of universal appeal, spatial demonstratives have been studied extensively from a variety of disciplines. What marks the present study as distinct is that it is an English-Chinese comparative study set in a cognitive-linguistic framework and that the methodology features a parallel corpora-based, discourse analysis approach. The framework illuminates the nature of the demonstratives' basic and extended meaning and use, the connections between them, and the mechanisms that govern and constrain their trends of extension. The corpora place the English and Chinese demonstratives in com
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Chinese language -- Article.
Chinese language -- Demonstratives.
Chinese language -- Grammar, Comparative -- English.
English language -- Article.
English language -- Demonstratives.
English language -- Grammar, Comparative -- Chinese.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282160273
9027295190 (electronic bk.)
9789027295194 (electronic bk.)