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The Resource Varieties of Alternatives : Focus Particles and wh-Expressions in Mandarin, by Mingming Liu, (electronic resource)

Varieties of Alternatives : Focus Particles and wh-Expressions in Mandarin, by Mingming Liu, (electronic resource)

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Varieties of Alternatives : Focus Particles and wh-Expressions in Mandarin
Title
Varieties of Alternatives
Title remainder
Focus Particles and wh-Expressions in Mandarin
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by Mingming Liu
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book concerns two focus particles (jiu, dou) and wh-expressions (shenme = ‘what’, na geren = ‘which person’) in Mandarin Chinese. These items are systematically ‘ambiguous’ and have played important roles in various aspects of Mandarin grammar. An idea based on alternatives and varieties of alternatives in particular – following Chierchia’s 2013 analysis of the polarity system – is pursued to account for the systematic ambiguities. The unambiguous semantics of jiu, dou and wh-expressions are maintained and ‘ambiguity’ explained through varieties of alternatives interacting with other independently motivated aspects of the structure they occur in. By examining these aspects in detail, the book will help readers gain a better understanding of a broad range of phenomena that involve these items – including exhaustivity, distributivity, questions and conditionals.--
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Liu, Mingming
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks
  • Frontiers in Chinese Linguistics,
Series volume
3
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  • Linguistics
  • Chinese language
  • Semantics
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Varieties of Alternatives : Focus Particles and wh-Expressions in Mandarin, by Mingming Liu, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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Extent
1 online resource (XIX, 174 pages)
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  • electronic
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  • Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9789811062087
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-10-6208-7
Other physical details
16 illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1007068306
Label
Varieties of Alternatives : Focus Particles and wh-Expressions in Mandarin, by Mingming Liu, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6208-7
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
u424639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIX, 174 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
  • \
  • Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789811062087
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-10-6208-7
Other physical details
16 illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007068306

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