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Article: Classifiers ≠ Determiners

TitleClassifiers ≠ Determiners
Authors
KeywordsCantonese
Classifiers
Closed class
Definite determiners
Mandarin
Open class
Issue Date2009
PublisherM I T Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://mitpress.mit.edu/li
Citation
Linguistic Inquiry, 2009, v. 40 n. 3, p. 487-503 How to Cite?
AbstractCheng and Sybesma (1999, 2005) argue that classifiers in Chinese are equivalent to a definite article. We argue against this position on empirical grounds, drawing attention to the fact that semantically, syntactically, and functionally, Chinese classifiers are not on the same footing as definite determiners. We also show that compared with Cheng and Sybesma's ClP analysis of Chinese NPs (in particular, Cantonese NPs, on which their proposal crucially relies), a consistent DP analysis is not only fully justified but strongly supported. © 2009 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/75077
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.511
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.255
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dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLinguistic Inquiry, 2009, v. 40 n. 3, p. 487-503en_HK
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dc.description.abstractCheng and Sybesma (1999, 2005) argue that classifiers in Chinese are equivalent to a definite article. We argue against this position on empirical grounds, drawing attention to the fact that semantically, syntactically, and functionally, Chinese classifiers are not on the same footing as definite determiners. We also show that compared with Cheng and Sybesma's ClP analysis of Chinese NPs (in particular, Cantonese NPs, on which their proposal crucially relies), a consistent DP analysis is not only fully justified but strongly supported. © 2009 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherM I T Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://mitpress.mit.edu/lien_HK
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dc.rightsLinguistic Inquiry. Copyright © M I T Press.-
dc.subjectCantoneseen_HK
dc.subjectClassifiersen_HK
dc.subjectClosed classen_HK
dc.subjectDefinite determinersen_HK
dc.subjectMandarinen_HK
dc.subjectOpen classen_HK
dc.titleClassifiers ≠ Determinersen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWu, Y: yicheng@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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