About the author: Dr. Kylie Hsu is a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, Los Angeles. Her research expertise is in the fields of Chinese Studies and Linguistics. Her works include A Discourse Analysis of Temporal Markers in Written and Spoken Mandarin Chinese (Mellen, 1998). She is recognized in Who’s Who in the World and Contemporary Authors for outstanding scholarship, leadership, and teaching.1998 0-7734-8365-9
Presents a study of Mandarin grammar through discourse analysis by investigating temporal markers such as zheng, zhengzai, and zai to describe the temporality of ongoing situations, events, or actions. The temporal markers are analyzed in terms of semantic import, syntactic constraints and pragmatic functions.2002 0-7734-7114-6
This study presents a variety of issues in Mandarin Chinese morphology. First, it addresses the issue of what constitutes a Mandarin "word". Then, it presents phonological and morph phonological processes involving all three dimensions of Mandarin word structure, i.e., syllable, tone, and character. Preface; This research study makes important contributions to the field of Chinese linguistics. It focuses on the application of contemporary linguistic theories and practices in the analysis of Mandarin Chinese word structure.