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Title: From light noun to nominalizer and more : the grammaticalization of zhe and suo in old and middle Chinese
Authors: Yap, FH 
Wang, J
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
Source: In FH Yap, K Grunow-Hårsta & J Wrona (Eds.), Nominalization in Asian languages : diachronic and typological perspectives, p.61-108. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2011 How to cite?
Abstract: In this paper, we examine how Chinese light nouns zhe and suo evolved into agent and patient nominalizers respectively. The link between nominalization, relativization and genitivization is explored from a grammaticalization perspective; likewise the frequent relationship between nominalization and clausal subordination. Other uses derived from nominalization constructions are discussed as well, among them speaker stance marking and passive voice marking.
ISBN: 9789027206770 (alk. paper)
9789027287243 (eb)
DOI: 10.1075/tsl.96.02yap
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