Chinese Grammar at Work

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Shuanfan Huang | National Taiwan University and Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
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Chinese Grammar at Work adopts a cognitive-functional approach and uses a corpus-based methodology to examine how Chinese syntax emerges from natural discourse context and what the evolving grammar at work looks like. In this volume the author weaves together an array of fresh perspectives on clause structure, constructions, interactional linguistics, cognitive science and complex dynamic systems to construct a grammar of spoken Chinese. The volume contains discussions of a large number of topics: contiguity relation, the roles of repair strategies in the shaping of constituent structure, non-canonical word order constructions, pragmatics of referring expressions, classifier constructions, noun-modifying constructions, verb complementation, ethnotheory of the person and constructions specific to the language of emotion, sequential sensitivity of linguistic materials, meaning potential in interaction, the nature of variability and stability in Chinese syntax from the perspective of complexity theory. The result is a volume that highlights the connections between language structure, situated and embodied nature of cognition and language use, and affords a true entrée to the exciting realm of Chinese grammar.
[Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse, 1] 2013.  xii, 458 pp.
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“This is a remarkable book in many ways. It represents the culmination of thirty years of study and research since Li & Thompson’s (1981) Mandarin Chinese, a reference grammar based on functional principles. A functional approach turns out to be an ideal way to present the grammar of a language where universal categories (nominal, verbal, adverbial) are not prefigured, but are created configurationally in the structure of the sentence, and consequently, everything has a functional role to play.”
“The author demonstrates vast knowledge in linguistic theories, recent findings across different languages, and the Chinese language. Many views highlighted by the author are of significant theoretical value: language is usage-based; syntax emerges from discourse; meaning is an interactional effect negotiated in talk-in-interaction; and grammar is best viewed as consisting of a vast set of procedures and methods for interpreting language. The cognitive-functional approach, the corpus-based methodology, and the insightful analyses of natural discourse data combine to make this book an excellent addition to Chinese linguistics, spoken Chinese grammar, and cognitive-functional linguistics.”
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CF/2GDC: Linguistics/Chinese

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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