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Title: A syntactic analysis of the discontinuous construction of function words in Cantonese
Other Titles: 粤语框式虚词结构的句法分析
Authors: Tang, SW
Keywords: Discontinuous construction
Function words
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: 湖北教育出版社
Source: 汉语学报 (Chinese linguistics), 2006, no. 2, p. 16-23, 95 How to cite?
Journal: 汉语学报 (Chinese linguistics) 
Abstract: 本文把粤语常见的虚词按照框式的观点 进行描述性的分类。虽然前后置虚词在语义上相当接近,然而,后置虚词对谓语有较多的要求,而且往往进一步表达了一些前置虚词所缺乏的意义和功能。在句法 上,前后置虚词组成一个短语,后置虚词作为这个短语的中心语。此外,从虚词的层面来说,粤语是分析性的,而普通话具有较多综合性的特点。 
In this paper, function words in Cantonese are classified into three types in terms of the discontinuous construction. Although pre-function words and post-function words in the discontinuous construction are quite similar semantically , the latter imposes more constraints on the predicate and conveys some additional’ meanings that pre-function words lack. Syntactically, pre-function words and post-function words form a phrase that is headed by a post-function word. Considering the morphology of function words, it is argued that Cantonese is analytic while Putonghua is more synthetic comparatively.
ISSN: 1672-9501
Rights: © 2006 China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House. It is to be used strictly for educational and research use.
© 2006 中国学术期刊电子杂志出版社。本内容的使用仅限于教育、科研之目的。
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