Analysing Chinese Language and Discourse across Layers and Genres

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Aspirational and expanding, this book examines contemporary Chinese language and discourse across a spectrum of linguistic layers and genres in diverse social contexts. Addressing issues ranging from the usual focus on language per se, or language use in reaction to the immediate settings, to the connections between properties of texts and social practices (ideologies, stancetaking, power relations, etc.), the updated and exemplary research projects presented in the volume demonstrates a developing trajectory of research in Chinese language and discourse. With its empirical focus and stress on the role of language and discourse in social practice, this important new book discusses various language features as well as gender, stancetaking, and identity in Chinese discourse. This is a vital discussion for anyone interested in contemporary Chinese language and discourse studies.

In examination of different layers of language (i.e. from lexical items and sentence structures to discourse features and discursive practices) across different genres of texts, the research projects have drawn on a variety of linguistic approaches and methodologies, including functional linguistics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and various approaches to discourse analysis.

Researchers and students of Chinese linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, translation studies, and China studies in general will find this volume an indispensable reference and an enjoyable read.
[Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse, 13]  2020.  xiii, 233 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
List of contributors
x–xiii
Chapter 1. Researching the Chinese language and discourse: Past and present
Wei Wang
2–10
Chapter 2. The distribution of null subjects in Chinese discourse: A centering approach
Shuangshuang (Lillian) Chen
12–36
Chapter 3. Conversational narrative marker: Identification and modification
Dongyi Zhu
38–57
Chapter 4. Windows of attention and the polysemy of V-kai
Liansheng Wang
60–71
Chapter 5. The acceptability of ba+subject-oriented resultatives in Mandarin Chinese
Shuo Yu
74–100
Chapter 6. Gender representation in Chinese language
Lan Li
102–118
Chapter 7. Understanding stancetaking through gestures and linguistic practices in a public political debate in Hong Kong
Helen Wan
120–146
Chapter 8. Representations of Pinkunsheng in China’s university media
Yuping Chen
148–166
Chapter 9. Language resources of Yunnan in “the Belt and Road” project
Linda Tsung, Zhang Xia and Lubei Zhang
168–176
Chapter 10. Impact of power relations on news translation in China: A critical discourse analysis perspective
Liang Xia
178–193
Chapter 11. Translating puns in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A relevance-theoretic approach to (un)translatability
Samantha Zhan Xu
196–218
Chapter 12. Translation and re-narration of Nainai: The personal deixis in the English translations of Honglou Meng
Jiayan Xiao, Qing Yang and Shiyao He
220–228
Name index
229
Subject index
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020027510