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Conference Paper: On the Typology of Basic Locative Constructions in Sinitic Languages

TitleOn the Typology of Basic Locative Constructions in Sinitic Languages
Authors
KeywordsCantonese
Shanghainese
Postural Verbs
Locative Constructions
Spatial Typology
Issue Date2014
PublisherInstitute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica.
Citation
The 14th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-14), Taipei, Taiwan, 4-6 June 2014. In the Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics, 2014, p. 337-346 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper aims to study the Basic Locative Constructions (BLCs) in Cantonese and Shanghainese by using a standardized picture elicitation method. Results show that BLCs in both Cantonese and Shanghainese adopt 4 strategies: locative copular, locative inversion, postural verbs and resultative complements. The latter two strategies are less frequently used, if not unacceptable, in Mandarin BLCs. The results suggest that the position of Southern Sinitic languages differs quite substantially from Mandarin in spatial typology. Moreover, locative inversion and resultative complements are strategies previously unaccounted for in existing typological frameworks. This experimental work endeavours to further our understanding of Sinitic typology and the typology of spatial language in general.
DescriptionSession 7
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205619

 

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dc.contributor.authorNg, KTen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-20T04:14:03Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-20T04:14:03Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 14th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-14), Taipei, Taiwan, 4-6 June 2014. In the Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics, 2014, p. 337-346en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205619-
dc.descriptionSession 7-
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to study the Basic Locative Constructions (BLCs) in Cantonese and Shanghainese by using a standardized picture elicitation method. Results show that BLCs in both Cantonese and Shanghainese adopt 4 strategies: locative copular, locative inversion, postural verbs and resultative complements. The latter two strategies are less frequently used, if not unacceptable, in Mandarin BLCs. The results suggest that the position of Southern Sinitic languages differs quite substantially from Mandarin in spatial typology. Moreover, locative inversion and resultative complements are strategies previously unaccounted for in existing typological frameworks. This experimental work endeavours to further our understanding of Sinitic typology and the typology of spatial language in general.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica.-
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-14)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectCantonese-
dc.subjectShanghainese-
dc.subjectPostural Verbs-
dc.subjectLocative Constructions-
dc.subjectSpatial Typology-
dc.titleOn the Typology of Basic Locative Constructions in Sinitic Languagesen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros239774en_US
dc.identifier.spage337-
dc.identifier.epage346-
dc.publisher.placeTaiwanen_US

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