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Title Current studies in Chinese language and discourse : global context and diverse perspectives / edited by Yun Xiao, Linda Tsung
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2019]


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in Chinese language and discourse (SCLD), 1879-5382 ; volume 10
Studies in Chinese language and discourse ; v. 10.
Contents Chinese discourse from diverse perspectives : an introduction / Yun Xiao and Linda Tsung -- New words in contemporary Chinese language use : linguistic features and formation processes / Yun Xiao -- Usage based language change and exemplar representations in Beijing Mandarin Chinese / Liang Tao -- Contextual variations of internal and external modifications in Chinese requests : effects of power and imposition / Shuai Li -- Some interactional functions of yinwei-clauses in Mandarin Chinese conversation / Xiaoting Li and Jie Luo -- Preliminaries to delicate matters : some functions of "I say to you" sequences in Mandarin Chinese conversations / Ni-Eng Lim -- Chinese near-synonyms jian (.), zao (.), gai (.) "to build" revisited / Chenhsuan Huang -- Constraints on the collocational behaviors of Chinese near-synonyms : a corpus-based analysis / Jia Yang -- Genericity and sentences with an AP state complement in Mandarin Chinese / Fei Ren -- Kinship metaphors in the Chinese construction A shi B zhi fu/mu : biology and culture as conceptual basis / Lin Zhu -- The classification of Chinese time expressions from systemic functional linguistics perspectives / Linda Tsung and Lubei Zhang -- Being a Kam in China : ethnic identity in narratives / Wei Wang, Lisong Jiang and Meishu He -- Specialised corpora for Chinese language education in Singapore / Hock Huan Goh, Jinzhan Lin and Chunsheng Zhao
Summary "This volume features a discourse empirical orientation from diverse perspectives and various methodologies, in which narratives, interviews, surveys, and large-scale databases or self-created written and spoken corpora are employed and analyzed to gain a better understanding of new developments and changes in the Chinese language and discourse. Authors employ updated approaches from a variety of fields, including applied linguistics, functional linguistics, corpus linguistics and sociolinguistics, to describe the structure of the Chinese language and discourse and to examine its critical issues, many focusing on globalization-induced language developments and changes. With an empirically-based discourse/socio-cultural approach, this collection makes valuable contributions to research on Chinese language and discourse and serves as a sound reference for Chinese researchers and educators in diverse fields such as Chinese language and discourse, Chinese linguistics and language education, Chinese multiculturalism, and more"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 13, 2019)
Subject Chinese language -- Discourse analysis
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Southeast Asian Languages.
Chinese language -- Discourse analysis.
Form Electronic book
Author Xiao, Yun (Linguist), editor.
Tsung, Linda T. H., 1953- editor.
LC no. 2019000745
ISBN 9789027262981