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Conference Paper: Parataxis and hypotaxis in modern Chinese

TitleParataxis and hypotaxis in modern Chinese
Authors
KeywordsParataxis
Hypotaxis
Chinese language
Issue Date2010
PublisherInternational Journal of Arts & Sciences. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.internationaljournal.org/
Citation
The 2010 International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference, Aix-en-Provence, France, 8-11 June 2010. In International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 2010, v. 3 n. 16, p. 351-359 How to Cite?
AbstractThe paratactic features of Chinese has been specifically discussed and emphasized by linguists in the past decades and, particularly on the issue of Chinese-English translation, a comparative analysis on the paratactic Chinese and hypotactic English has always been made. It seems that parataxis and hypotaxis should stand on the opposite side, and Chinese is distinctive to rely on semantic or logical comprehension rather than connectives in the juxtaposition of syntactic units. But as a matter of linguistic development or influence by Western syntax as some may say, the increasing usage of grammatical markers and connectives in the linking or combination of phrases, clauses and sentences has indicated a certain hypotactic quality in modern Chinese. This article gives a summative review on the studies of parataxis and hypotaxis in Chinese in the past decades. It also describes variations in the two concepts, and disusses on certain considerations in defining the nature, functions and interrelationship of parataxis and hypotaxis in the Chinese language.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/127800
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dc.contributor.authorTse, YKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T13:47:13Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T13:47:13Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 2010 International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference, Aix-en-Provence, France, 8-11 June 2010. In International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 2010, v. 3 n. 16, p. 351-359en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1557-718X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/127800-
dc.description.abstractThe paratactic features of Chinese has been specifically discussed and emphasized by linguists in the past decades and, particularly on the issue of Chinese-English translation, a comparative analysis on the paratactic Chinese and hypotactic English has always been made. It seems that parataxis and hypotaxis should stand on the opposite side, and Chinese is distinctive to rely on semantic or logical comprehension rather than connectives in the juxtaposition of syntactic units. But as a matter of linguistic development or influence by Western syntax as some may say, the increasing usage of grammatical markers and connectives in the linking or combination of phrases, clauses and sentences has indicated a certain hypotactic quality in modern Chinese. This article gives a summative review on the studies of parataxis and hypotaxis in Chinese in the past decades. It also describes variations in the two concepts, and disusses on certain considerations in defining the nature, functions and interrelationship of parataxis and hypotaxis in the Chinese language.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Arts & Sciences. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.internationaljournal.org/-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Arts & Sciencesen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectParataxis-
dc.subjectHypotaxis-
dc.subjectChinese language-
dc.titleParataxis and hypotaxis in modern Chineseen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailTse, YK: yktse@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityTse, YK=rp01154en_HK
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros179815en_HK
dc.identifier.volume3-
dc.identifier.issue16-
dc.identifier.spage351en_HK
dc.identifier.epage359-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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