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Author Luo, Tianhua, author

Title Interrogative strategies : an areal typology of the languages of China / Tianhua Luo
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2016]
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Series Studies in Chinese language and discourse ; v. 5
Studies in Chinese language and discourse ; v. 5
Contents Interrogative Strategies; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Notational conventions; Abbreviations; IPA and Standard Chinese Pinyin; Tone system of Standard Chinese; 1. Introduction; 1.1 The grammar of interrogatives; 1.1.1 Interrogative forms; 1.1.2 Asymmetries in form and meaning; 1.2 Motivation; 1.3 Material; 1.4 Methodology; 1.5 Outline of the work; 2. A survey of polar interrogative strategies in the languages of China; 2.1 Sino-Tibetan; 2.1.1 Sinitic; Standard Chinese; Interrogative types in Standard Chinese Interrogative intonation only2. Question particles ; Alternative questions; X-neg-X questions; Summary; Yongxin Gan; Introduction; Interrogative intonation only; Question particles; Alternative questions; X-neg-X questions; Summary; Comparative Sinitic; 2.1.2 Miao-Yao (Hmong-Mien); 2.1.3 Tai-Kadai; Kam-Shui; Kra, Li, Tai, and Caijia; 2.1.4. Tibeto-Burman; Burmese; Jingpo; Qiangic; Tibetan; Yi and others
2.2. Austronesian2.3 Austro-Asiatic; 2.4. Altaic; 2.4.1. Manchu-Tungusic; 2.4.2. Mongolian; 2.4.3. Turkic; 2.5. Mixed languages; 2.6. Summary; 3. Question particles and final particles; 3.1 The position of question particles; 3.2 ma ne polar questions in Sinitic languages; 3.2.1 ma ne polar questions; 3.2.2 The nature of ma ne polar questions; 3.3 Final particles in wh-questions; 3.3.1 Final particles in wh-questions; 3.3.2 Final particles in reduced wh-questions; 3.4 Summary; 4. Disjunctions and alternative questions; 4.1 Alternative vs. X-neg-X questions
4.2 Alternative questions: The or vs. or/whether typology4.2.1 Introducing the or vs. or/whether typology; 4.2.2 The or vs. or/whether typology; 4.2.3 The position of or and or/whether; 4.2.4 The or vs. or/whether typology and clause order; 4.3 Particles as disjunctions; 4.3.1 Alternative questions through particles; 4.3.2 Patterns of particle disjunctions in alternative questions; 4.4 Alternative islands in Sinitic; 4.5 Summary; 5. Wh-phrases and wh-questions; 5.1 The position of wh-phrases; 5.2 Wh-fronting in Standard Chinese; 5.3 The syntax of wh-questions
5.3.1 Wh-questions and word order change5.3.2 Wh-questions with coordination in Sinitic; 5.4 The reduplication of wh-phrases; 5.4.1 Languages with reduplication of wh-phrases; 5.4.2 Which wh-phrases can be reduplicated?; 5.4.3 The semantics of reduplicated wh-phrases; 5.4.4 Syllable patterns of reduplicated wh-phrases; 5.5 Summary; 6. Three types of verb-related questions; 6.1 q-VP questions ; 6.1.1 q-VP in Sinitic; 6.1.2 q-VP in Tibeto-Burman; 6.1.3 Summary; 6.2 Verb-reduplicating questions; 6.2.1 Verb-reduplication in Sinitic; 6.2.2 Verb-reduplication in Yi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject China -- Languages -- Interrogative.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017015761
ISBN 902726659X (pdf)
9789027266590 (pdf)
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