The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics

Hardcover | March 12, 2015

byWilliam S-Y Wang, Chaofen Sun

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The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics offers a broad and comprehensive coverage of the entire field from a multi-disciplinary perspective. All chapters are contributed by leading scholars in their respective areas. This Handbook contains eight sections: history, languages and dialects, language contact, morphology, syntax, phonetics and phonology, socio-cultural aspects and neuro-psychological aspects. It provides not only a diachronic view of how languages evolve, but also a synchronic view of how languagesin contact enrich each other by borrowing new words, calquing loan translation and even developing new syntactic structures. It also accompanies traditional linguistic studies of grammar and phonology with empirical evidence from psychology and neurocognitive sciences. In addition to research on theChinese language and its major dialect groups, this handbook covers studies on sign languages and non-Chinese languages, such as the Austronesian languages spoken in Taiwan.

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The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics offers a broad and comprehensive coverage of the entire field from a multi-disciplinary perspective. All chapters are contributed by leading scholars in their respective areas. This Handbook contains eight sections: history, languages and dialects, language contact, morphology, syntax, phoneti...

William Wang founded the Journal of Chinese Linguistics at Berkeley in 1973, and continues to be its editor. He was the Inaugural President of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics, founded in 1992. His writings have appeared in many specialized journals as well as in general publications, including Nature, PNAS, Americ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:792 pages, 9.88 × 7.2 × 2.01 inPublished:March 12, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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About the EditorsContributorsPART 1: HISTORYChaofen Sun and William S-Y. Wang: Introduction1. William S-Y.Wang: THE PEOPLES AND LANGUAGES OF CHINA: EVOLUTIONARY BACKGROUND2. Zev Handel: THE CLASSIFICATION OF CHINESE3. Randy J. LaPolla: SINO-TIBETAN SYNTAX4. Tsu-Lin Mei: PROTO-SINO-TIBETAN MORPHOLOGY AND ITS MODERN CHINESE CORRELATES5. Zev Handel: OLD CHINESE PHONOLOGY6. Wuyun Pan and Hongming Zhang: MIDDLE CHINESE PHONOLOGY AND QIEYUN7. Zhongwei Shen: EARLY MANDARIN SEEN FROM ANCIENT ALTAIC SCRIPTS: THE RISE OF A NEW PHONOLOGICAL STANDARDPART 2: LANGAUGES AND DIALECTS8. Baoya Chen and Zihe Li: AUSTRIC LANGUAGES9. Paul Jen-kuei Li: THE AUSTRONESIAN LANGUAGES OF TAIWAN10. George van Driem: TIBETO-BURMAN11. Ho Dah-an: CHINESE DIALECTS12. Chinfa Lien: MIN LANGUAGES13. Anne O. Yue: THE YUE LANGUAGE14. Shangfang Zhengzhang and Wei Zheng: WU DIALECTPART 3: LANGUAGE CONTACT15. Guangshun Cao and Hsiao-jung Yu: LANGUAGE CONTACT AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHINESE SYNTAX16. Mitsuaki Endo: LANGUAGE CONTACT BETWEEN CHINESE AND JAPANESE17. Ik-sang Eom: 2,200 YEARS OF LANGUAGE CONTACT BETWEEN KOREAN AND CHINESE18. Shi Xiangdong: THE INFLUENCE OF BUDDHIST SANSKRIT ON CHINESE19. Feng Wang: LANGUAGE CONTACT BETWEEN TIBETO-BURMAN LANGUAGES AND CHINESEPART 4: MORPHOLOGY20. Jerome L. Packard: MORPHOLOGY21. Meichun Liu: TENSE AND ASPECT IN MANDARIN CHINESE22. Chu-Ren Huang and Shu-Kai Hsieh: CHINESE LEXICAL SEMANTICS: FROM RADICALS TO EVENT STRUCTURE23. Shiao Wei Tham: RESULTATIVE VERB COMPOUNDS IN MODERN STANDARD CHINESE24. Jingxia Lin: THE ENCODING OF MOTION EVENTS IN MANDARIN CHINESE25. Hongyin Tao: PROFILING THE MANDARIN SPOKEN VOCABULARY BASED ON CORPORA26. Chu-Ren Huang and Nianwen Xue: MODELING WORD CONCEPTS WITHOUT CONVENTION: LINGUISTIC AND COMPUTATIONAL ISSUES IN CHINESE WORD IDENTIFICATION27. Chaofen Sun: THE USES OF DE ?AS A NOUN PHRASE MARKERPART 5: SYNTAX28. Wu Fuxiang and He Yancheng: SOME TYPOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MANDARIN CHINESE SYNTAX29. Liejiong Xu: TOPIC-PROMINENCE30. Ping Chen: REFERENTIALITY AND DEFINITENESS IN CHINESE31. Yung-O Biq: ADVERBS32. Chaofen Sun: THE GRAMMATICALIZATION OF THE BA CONSTRUCTION?CAUSE AND EFFECT IN A CASE OF SPECIALIZATIONPART 6: PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY33. Kong Jiangping: PHONETIC STUDY ON PHONATIONS IN CHINA34. Feng Shi, Gang Peng, and Yi Liu: VOWEL DISTRIBUTION IN ISOLATED AND CONTINUOUS SPEECH: THE CASE OF CANTONESE AND MANDARIN35. L.H. Wee and M. Li: MODERN CHINESE PHONOLOGY36. Yi Xu: INTONATION IN CHINESE37. Xiaonong Zhu and Caiyu Wang: TONEPART 7: SOCIO-CULTURAL ASPECTS38. Ping Chen: LANGUAGE REFORM IN MODERN CHINA39. Sun Hongkai: LANGUAGE POLICY OF CHINA'S MINORITY LANGUAGES40. Feng Wang and Yaching Tsai: CHINESE WRITING AND LITERACY41. T. Richard Chi: DESIGN AND DELIVER: TEACHING STUDENTS TO COMMUNICATE42. Agnes Weiyun He: CHINESE AS A HERITAGE LANGUAGE43. David C.S. Li: LINGUA FRANCAS IN GREATER CHINA44. Benjamin K. Tsou and Olivia O.Y. Kwong: SOME BASIC AND SALIENT LINGUISTIC FEATURES ACROSS CHINESE SPEECH COMMUNITIES FROM A CORPUS LINGUISTICS PERSPECTIVE45. Li Wei: CODESWITCHING46. Daming Xu: GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CHINESE SPEECH COMMUNITIES47. Twila Tardif: EARLY VOCABULARY LEARNING IN CHINESE-SPEAKING CHILDREN48. Helena Hong Gao: CHILDREN'S PRODUCTION OF PHYSICAL ACTION VERBS IN CHINESE49. Kathleen Ahrens: SEMANTIC PROCESSING: ACCESS, AMBIGUITY, AND METAPHOR50. Ping Li: NEURO-COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES TO CHINESE51. Catherine McBride-Chang, Xiuhong Tong, Jianhong Mo: DEVELOPMENTAL DYSLEXIA IN CHINESE52. Zhu Hua: DEVELOPMENTAL SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN53. Gladys Tang: HONG KONG SIGN LANGUAGE54. James H.-Y. Tai and Jane S. Tsay: TAIWAN SIGN LANGUAGE: HISTORY, STRUCTURE, AND ADAPTATION