Current Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse

Global context and diverse perspectives

Editors
| Bryant University
| The University of Sydney
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This volume features a discourse empirical orientation from diverse perspectives and various methodologies, in which narratives, interviews, surveys, and large-scale databases or self-created written and spoken corpora are employed and analyzed to gain a better understanding of new developments and changes in Chinese language and discourse. Authors employ updated approaches from a variety of fields, including applied linguistics, functional linguistics, corpus linguistics and sociolinguistics, to describe the structure of Chinese language and discourse and to examine its critical issues, many focusing on globalization-induced language developments and changes. With an empirically-based discourse/socio-cultural approach, this collection makes valuable contributions to research on Chinese language and discourse and serves as a sound reference for Chinese researchers and educators in diverse fields such as Chinese language and discourse, Chinese linguistics and language education, Chinese multiculturalism, and more.
[Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse, 10]  2019.  xi, 298 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Contributors
viii–xi
Chapter 1. Chinese discourse from diverse perspectives: An introduction
Yun Xiao and Linda Tsung
2–4
Chapter 2. New words in contemporary Chinese language use: Linguistic features and formation processes
Yun Xiao
6–25
Chapter 3. Usage based language change and exemplar representations in Beijing Mandarin Chinese
Liang Tao
28–56
Chapter 4. Contextual variations of internal and external modifications in Chinese requests: Effects of power and imposition
Shuai Li
58–79
Chapter 5. Some interactional functions of Yinwei-clauses in Mandarin Chinese conversation
Xiaoting Li and Jie Luo
82–103
Chapter 6. Preliminaries to delicate matters: Some functions of “I say to you” sequences in Mandarin Chinese conversations
Ni-Eng Lim
106–136
Chapter 7. Chinese near-synonyms jian (建), zao (造), gai (蓋) ‘to build’ revisited
Chenhsuan Huang
138–153
Chapter 8. Constraints on the collocational behaviors of Chinese near-synonyms: A corpus-based analysis
Jia Yang
156–176
Chapter 9. Genericity and sentences with an AP state complement in Mandarin Chinese
Fei Ren
178–197
Chapter 10. Kinship metaphors in the Chinese construction A shi B zhi fu/mu : Biology and culture as conceptual basis
Lin Zhu
200–219
Chapter 11. The classification of Chinese time expressions from Systemic Functional Linguistics Perspectives
Linda Tsung and Lubei Zhang
222–243
Chapter 12. Being a Kam in China: Ethnic identity in narratives
Wei Wang, Lisong Jiang and Meishu He
246–263
Chapter 13. Specialised corpora for Chinese language education in Singapore
Hock Huan Goh, Jinzhan Lin and Chunsheng Zhao
266–295
Index
“This book is praiseworthy for many aspects. To begin with, the clear and logical layout of the 13 chapters, the insightful revelation with solid-data evidence, and a wide range of authentic spoken and written corpora secure this book to be a resourceful reference for language researchers and educators. Also, for readers without much previous knowledge in the study of language and discourse, the systematic theoretical and methodological framework of this book tend to be reader friendly and horizon broadening. Moreover, readers are provided with an opportunity to perceive key linguistic issues in the context of globalization. Scholars will be synchronized with significant linguistic research focus and inclination.”
“By showcasing the latest studies in Chinese language and discourse, this volume is a valuable asset to researchers in Chinese discourse and practitioners in language education.”
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