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Title: Typological Change in Chinese Syntax
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199297566
Description:

This new interpretation of the early history of Chinese argues that Old
Chinese was typologically a 'mixed' language. It shows that, though its
dominant word order was subject-verb-object, this coexisted with
subject-object-verb. Professor Xu describes the typological changes that
have taken place since the Han period and shows how Chinese evolved into a
more analytic language, supporting her exposition with abundant examples
from recently discovered texts. She focusses on syntactic issues, but pays
close attention to closely related changes in phonology and the writing system.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Chinese, Old
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199297568
ISBN-13: 9780199297566
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K.£ 60.00