New PDF release: Diversity in Sinitic Languages

By Hilary M. Chappell

This booklet offers new examine into the good structural variety present in Sinitic languages. whereas many reviews concentration mostly on ordinary Mandarin, this paintings attracts on wide empirical info from lesser-known languages, and seeks to dispel many recurrent linguistic myths in regards to the Sinitic language family.

Part I provides findings that exhibit the $64000 interaction of analysis into diachronic linguistics and typology in China, starting with a dialogue of the way to take on the difficulty of linguistic variety in Sinitic languages. Chapters partially II research the Sinitic languages from a crosslinguistic viewpoint with pan-Sinitic explorations of demonstrative paradigms; naked classifier words when it comes to the coding of definiteness; and of the diachronic improvement of 2 major constructions for
comparatives of inequality with recognize to concerns in language touch. half III is dedicated to person stories of linguistic micro-areas in China: Pinghua and the Guangxi self sustaining area within the a long way South of China; Shaowu Min within the northwestern nook of Fujian province; the Wu dialect of Fuyang; and
the Hui'an Southern Min dialect within the South of Fujian province.

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