The Europeanization of Modern Written Chinese: The Case Study of the Changing Third Person Pronouns in the Twentieth Century and Beyond - Europaeische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Europeennes 325 (Paperback)Clara Ho-Yan Chan (author)
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The primary goal of this study is to establish the development of the third person pronouns ta and tamen from the beginning of the 20th century up to the present. The second goal is to examine the role of `Europeanization' in these changes to the pronouns and the general development of Modern Chinese. Three periods from the beginning and middle of the 20th century (1904-1919, 1952-1953), and the beginning of 21st century (2002-2003) are selected for examination. Changes to the anaphoric pronouns in three grammatical areas, namely gender, number and syntactic function, are investigated based on the indigenous Chinese text and the translated Chinese text, of which the latter represents the Europeanized influence. This analysis is also indicative of the general trend in foreign influence on the Chinese language over the past 100 years.
Publisher: Verlag Peter Lang
Number of pages: 345
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 220 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition
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