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Author Wu, Jiun-Shiung, author.

Title Intensification and modal necessity in Mandarin Chinese / Jiun-Shiung Wu
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge studies in Chinese linguistics
Routledge studies in Chinese linguistics.
Contents Review of previous studies -- The most general case : yídìng -- Intra-sentential resolution : tiedìng -- Certainty confirmation : kendìng -- Certainty expression : dudìng -- Causing : bìrán -- Anti-causing : bìdìng -- Underspecified modal base : shìbì -- Addressee's to-do list : wùbì -- Archaic strong modal epistemic necessity and intensification : bì -- General discussion
Summary "This book addresses intensification and modal necessity in Mandarin Chinese. Intensification is used in this book to describe the speaker's emphasis on a proposition, because, by emphasizing on a proposition, the speaker intensifies the degree of his/her confidence and affirmativeness toward the truth of a proposition, cf. the distinction between 'weaker' and 'stronger'. Modal necessity discussed in this book refers either to the speaker's certainty regarding the truth of an inference, judgment or stipulation, that is, epistemic necessity or to the speaker's certainty concerning the obligatoriness of a proposition, based on rules or regulations, i.e., deontic necessity. This book examines a series of lexical items in Mandarin Chinese that express either intensification or modal necessity, provides a unified semantics and also presents how these lexical items are semantically distinct. Intensification and Modal Necessity in Mandarin Chinese is aimed at instructors, researchers and post-graduate students of Chinese Linguistics"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Texas at Austin, 2003, titled Modeling temporal progression in Mandarin : aspect markers and temporal relations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chinese language -- Intensification
Chinese language -- Modality
Mandarin dialects.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Chinese.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
Mandarin dialects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019000673
ISBN 1315159910
1351660942
1351660950
1351660969
9781315159911
9781351660945
9781351660952
9781351660969
Other Titles Modeling temporal progression in Mandarin