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LINGUIST List 17.2905

Thu Oct 05 2006

Books: Semantics/Syntax: Li

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    K. van den Heuvel, Chinese Final Particles and the Syntax of the Periphery: Li

Message 1: Chinese Final Particles and the Syntax of the Periphery: Li
Date: 03-Oct-2006
From: K. van den Heuvel <lotlet.uu.nl>
Subject: Chinese Final Particles and the Syntax of the Periphery: Li

Title: Chinese Final Particles and the Syntax of the Periphery
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series
Published: 2006
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke

Book URL: http://www.lotpublications.nl

Author: Boya Li, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
Electronic: ISBN: 9789078328025 Pages: 194 Price: U.S. $ free
Paperback: ISBN: 9789078328025 Pages: 194 Price: Europe EURO 21.65

Chinese languages have a rich inventory of final particles, which typically
occur in clause or sentence final position. Most of them do not have a
denotative or referential meaning, but are mainly used to convey emotive
and/or epistemic nuances within a particular discourse context.
Accordingly, most research that has been done on final particles is from
the perspective of semantics, discourse and pragmatics. However, it does
not mean that final particles are of no syntactic importance.

This thesis endeavors to motivate a syntactic analysis of Chinese final
particles. It examines a group of final particles from three Chinese
languages, i.e., Mandarin, Cantonese, and Wenzhou. The proposal made in
this thesis conforms essentially to the recent hypotheses on the split CP
system, according to which the CP layer constitutes a conglomerate of
functional projections. This thesis claims that Chinese final particles are
heads of functional projections in the CP domain.

In this research, for the first time a detailed description as well as
systematic and comparative analysis of the final particle system in Chinese
are provided. Furthermore, this research expands the existing
cross-linguistic evidence, and hopefully will contribute to our further
understanding of the syntax of the periphery.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            Chinese, Yue (yue)

Written In: English (eng )

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