List of John Benjamins publications for which Kan Chen plays a role.
The rise of a high transitivity marker 到 dao in contemporary Chinese: Co-evolvement of language and society Current Trends in Chinese Discourse, Wang, Wei and Linda Tsung (eds.), pp. 25–52 | Article2014
Transitivity has been approached from various discourse functional points of view. In this paper, we describe the emergence in standard Chinese of a marker of high transitivity, 到 dao ‘reach’, in syntactic contexts where it has not been attested before (e.g., 帮助到你 bangzhu dao ni ‘help you’). read more