The Mandarin VP (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory)
The Mandarin VP (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory)
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Title: The Mandarin VP (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory)
ISBN10: 9048151325
ISBN13: 978-9048151325
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 233 pages
Publisher: Springer; Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1999 edition (December 7, 2010)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1348 kb
Size epub: 1413 kb
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The Mandarin VP deals with a number of constructions in Mandarin Chinese which involve the main verb and the material following it, like the object NPs, resultative phrases, durative expressions and other elements. The basis claim defended in this book is that all elements that follow the main verb in a Mandarin sentence form one single constituent which functions as the complement of the verb.
The Mandarin VP offers new and original analyses of such hot issues as resultative constructions, the ba-construction and verb-le.
In addition, the conclusions drawn from the research into Mandarin syntax are discussed in more general theoretic terms, which leads to original proposals regarding the internal make-up of accomplishments and the status of Theta Theory.
The research reported on in this book was concluded within the bounds of mainstream generative theorizing.
The Mandarin VP is of interest to all syntacticians, especially those interested in Chinese.