Book Cover

Title Tense and aspect in Han period Chinese : a linguistic analysis of the 'Shĭjì' / [edited by] Barbara Meisterernst
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2015]
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Series Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs, 1861-4302 ; volume 274
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 274
Contents 1. General introduction -- 2. The category tense -- 3. The category aspect -- 4. Tense and aspect in Chinese -- 5. The syntactic and semantic analysis of temporal adverbials and duration phrases -- 6. The syntactic and semantic constraints of aspecto-temporal adverbs in the Shiji -- Conclusion
Summary "Many grammatical issues of Archaic and Medieval Chinese still lack a comprehensive analysis. The book provides the first thorough investigation of the syntactic and semantic constraints of the linguistic categories tense and aspect and their relation with the lexical aspect of the verb in Han period Chinese. The author uncovers fascinating details of a language with a highly restricted verbal morphology"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Chinese language -- Aspect.
Chinese language -- History -- Han dynasty, 202 B.C.-220 A.D
Chinese language -- Tense.
Chinese language -- To 600.
Historical linguistics -- China.
Linguistic analysis (Linguistics) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Meisterernst, Barbara, editor
ISBN 3110339544 (ePDF)
3110394014 (ePUB)
9783110339543 (ePDF)
9783110394016 (ePUB)