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Author Zhu, Yongping, 1956-

Title Linguistic analysis of meaning and syntactic change in the grammaticalization of Chinese prepositions : charting the constraints of locality on language development through three millennia of Chinese documents / Yongping Zhu ; with a foreword by Ken-ichi Takashima
Published Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 235 pages) : illustrations
Summary The Chinese prepositions which have developed from verbs possess both verbal and prepositional functions. This amphibious nature of Chinese preposition is the result of the evolution of the Chinese language, and preserves the rich information of language change. This unique feature of Chinese prepositions has attracted many linguists to describe and explain the changes of Chinese prepositions. This book is a description and explanation of the development of Chinese prepositions from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Chinese language -- Grammar.
Chinese language -- Prepositions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773418857 (electronic bk.)
9780773418851 (electronic bk.)