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Title Numeral classifier and classifier languages : Chinese, Japanese, and Korean / edited by Chungmin Lee, Young-Wha Kim, Byeong-Uk Yi
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2020
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Series East Asian linguistics
Summary "Focusing mainly on classifiers, Numeral Classifier and Classifier Languages offers a deep investigation of the three major classifier languages: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. It provides detailed discussions well supported by empirical evidence and corpus analyses. Theoretical hypotheses regarding differences and commonalities between numeral classifier languages and other mainly article languages are tested to seek universals or typological characteristics. The essays collected here from leading scholars in their field promise to be greatly significant in the field of linguistics for several reasons. First, it targets the three representative classifier languages in Asia. It also provides critical clues and suggests solutions for the syntactic and semantic issues of the classifier constructions. Finally, it discusses the ensuing debates that may arise in relation to the field of linguistics in general. This book should be of great interest to advanced students and scholars of East Asian languages"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Chungmin Lee is Professor Emeritus it the Department of Linguistics atSeoul National University and a member of National Academy of Sciences, the Republic of Korea. Young-Wha Kim is Professor Emeritusin the Department of English Language & Literature at Hallym University in the Republic of Korea. Byeong-uk Yi is Professorin the Department of Philosophy at theUniversity of Toronto in Canada
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Subject Chinese language -- Classifiers
Classifiers (Linguistics)
Japanese language -- Classifiers
Korean language -- Classifiers
Chinese language -- Classifiers
Classifiers (Linguistics)
Japanese language -- Classifiers
Form Electronic book
Author Kim, Yŏng-hwa, 1947- editor.
Lee, Chungmin, editor.
Yi, Byeong-Uk, editor.
LC no. 2020029179
ISBN 1315166305