2008

Space in Languages of China

Cross-linguistic, Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-8320-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-8321-1 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii

  2. Space: A Cross-linguistic perspective

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      Pages 1-14

      Introduction: How Chinese Structures Space

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      Pages 15-37

      Chinese Localizers: Diachrony and Some Typological Considerations

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      Pages 39-67

      Syntax Of Space Across Chinese Dialects: Conspiring and Competing Principles and Factors

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      Pages 69-97

      The Linguistic Categorization of Deictic Direction in Chinese — with Reference to Japanese —

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      Pages 99-117

      The Locative Words in The Waxiang Dialect Spoken in Guzhang, Hunan

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      Pages 119-141

      From Locative to Object Markers: The Parallel Development of Two Postpositions in Bai

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      Pages 143-174

      The Role of Visual Space in Sign Language Development

  3. Space in Synchronic and Diachronic Chinese

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      Pages 175-198

      Asymmetry in the Expression of Space in Chinese —The Chinese Language Meets Typology

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      Pages 199-227

      Two Conditions and Grammaticalization of the Chinese Locative

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      Pages 229-247

      Origin and Evolution of the Locative Term HÒU ‘Back’ In Chinese

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      Pages 249-266

      The Inessive Structure in Archaic and Medieval Chinese: An Evolutionary Study of Inessive Demonstrative Uses From Archaic to Early Modern Chinese

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 267-275