A Discourse Analysis of Temporal Markers in Written and Spoken Mandarin Chinese: The Interaction of Semantics, Syntax, and Pragmatics - Chinese Studies S. v. 4 (Hardback)Kylie Hsu (author)
Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 01/01/1998
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This text presents a study of Mandarin grammar through discourse analysis by investigating temporal markers such as "zheng", "zhengzai" and "zai" to describe the temporality of ongoing situations, events, or actions. The temporal markers are analyzed in terms of semantic import, syntactic constraints and pragmatic functions.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 200
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