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Journal Title: Chinese Language and Discourse
Volume/Issue:   4 / 2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iv, 159 pp.

Table of Contents


The classical elements in written Chinese: A multidimensional quantitative study
Zheng-sheng Zhang
157 – 180

Restrictiveness, exclusivity, adversativity, and mirativity: Mandarin Chinese zhishi as an affective diminutive marker in spoken discourse
Yu-Fang Wang, Mei-Chi Tsai, Wayne Schams and Chi-Ming Yang
181 – 228

Interactions of cultural identity and turn-taking organisation: A case study of a senior Chinese immigrant in Australia
Chia-Hui Huang and Yanying Lu
229 – 252

Planning units in speech production: Evidence from anticipatory retracing in spoken Mandarin Chinese narratives
Chihsia Tang
253 – 275

Variation in the use of sentence final particles in Macau Cantonese
Werner Botha and Lawrie A. Barnes
277 – 296

Book Reviews

Dejin Sun, Research on Literary Grammar in Modern Written Chinese 《
Reviewed by Shengli Feng and Huang Mei
277 – 280

Clara Ho-yan Chan, The Europeanization of modern written Chinese: a case study of the changing third person pronouns in the twentieth century and beyond
Reviewed by Rui Peng
281 – 284

Yao Shuangyun 2012. Research on Correlative Markers in Natural Spoken Chinese
Reviewed by Lu Ping
285 – 288

McDonald, Edward. 2008. Meaningful arrangement: Exploring the syntactic description of texts.
Reviewed by Dong Shujing
289 – 292

Jiujiu Xu (徐赳赳). 2010. Xiandai Hanyu Pianzhang Yuyanxue [现代汉语篇章语言学], Text Linguistics and Contemporary Chinese.
Reviewed by Yufeng Li
313 – 315
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Chinese, Yue
LL Issue: 25.1161