The Morphology of Chinese: A Linguistic and Cognitive Approach by Jerome L. PackardThe Morphology of Chinese: A Linguistic and Cognitive Approach by Jerome L. Packard

The Morphology of Chinese: A Linguistic and Cognitive Approach

byJerome L. Packard

Paperback | April 20, 2006

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This book aims to dispel the myth that Chinese "doesn't have words" but instead "has characters." Jerome Packard challenges the common belief that Chinese has no morphology, demonstrating how analysis of Chinese word formation enhances our understanding of word universals in natural language. His book describes the intimate relationship between words and their components and offers new insights into their evolution. Models are offered for how Chinese words are stored in the mental lexicon and processed in natural speech.
Title:The Morphology of Chinese: A Linguistic and Cognitive ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:April 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521026105

ISBN - 13:9780521026109

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Defining the word in Chinese; 3. Chinese word components; 4. Gestalt Chinese words; 5. X-bar analysis of Chinese words; 6. Lexicalization and Chinese words; 7. Chinese words and the lexicon; 8. Chinese words: conclusions; References; Index.

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'... an important link between the Chinese linguistic tradition and late twentieth-century advances in western morphology.' Language