SELECTED ISSUES IN MANDARIN CHINESE WORD STRUCTURE ANALYSIS

Author: Hsu, Kylie
Year:2002
Pages:136
ISBN:0-7734-7114-6
978-0-7734-7114-6
Price:139.95
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.

Reviews

“...points out the obscure boundary between morphology and syntax and provides examples of incorporation in various grammatical categories. Teachers, students, and scholars who study Mandarin word structure will find this monograph an excellent resource. Not only is this work of considerable theoretical value, but it is also of significant relevance to applied linguistics in the context of language teaching and learning.”

Dr. Yong Ho

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgments

Ch. 1 Introduction
Ch. 2 On the Definition of a Mandarin Word
Ch. 3 Phonological and Morphophonological Issues
Ch. 4 Word Formation Through Derivational Processes: Linear and Nonlinear
Ch. 5 Morphosyntax: Evidence of Incorporation
Ch. 6 Concluding Remarks

Bibliography
Index