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Chinese Linguistics

An Introduction

Giorgio Francesco Arcodia and Bianca Basciano

December 2021

ISBN: 9780198847847

358 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

Price: £29.99

This volume provides a broad introduction to Chinese linguistics. It offers an accessible synthesis of the most relevant topics in the field both for researchers and scholars on China studies and for linguists, including those with little or no previous knowledge of Chinese.

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This volume provides a broad introduction to Chinese linguistics. It offers an accessible synthesis of the most relevant topics in the field both for researchers and scholars on China studies and for linguists, including those with little or no previous knowledge of Chinese.

  • Offers a broad and accessible introduction to the growing field of Chinese linguistics
  • Provides examples from standard and non-standard varieties of Sinitic
  • Includes new research on topics such as dialect writing, subjecthood, and word formation

About the Author(s)

Giorgio Francesco Arcodia, Associate Professor of Chinese, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, and Bianca Basciano, Associate Professor of Chinese, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Giorgio Francesco Arcodia is Associate Professor of Chinese at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. His work on Sinitic languages has appeared in multiple journals and in edited volumes, and he is the author of Lexical Derivation in Mandarin Chinese (Crane Publishing, 2012) and, with Caterina Mauri, of La Diversità Linguistica (Carocci, 2016). His research focuses on word formation, Chinese dialectology, and the typology of Sinitic languages.

Bianca Basciano is Associate Professor of Chinese at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. She obtained a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Verona with a thesis entitled 'Verbal Compounding and Causativity in Mandarin Chinese'. Her research focuses on Chinese morphology and the syntax-semantics interface, especially on compounding, reduplication, resultatives, and causative constructions, and she has written a number of research papers on these topics. She is also the author of several entries in the Brill Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics and co-author of the entry on Morphology in Sino-Tibetan languages in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of abbreviations
    Periodization of Chinese history
    1:Introduction
    2:Sinitic languages: A historical and typological overview
    3:Chinese writing
    4:The sounds of Chinese
    5:Morphology and the lexicon
    6:Topics in Chinese syntax