Search for dissertations about: "Mandarin"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the word Mandarin.

  1. 1. Second Language Acquisition of Mandarin Aspect Markers by Native Swedish Adults

    Author : Luying Wang; Åke Viberg; Gisela Håkanson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Second language acquisition; Mandarin; Swedish; aspect-tense morphology; aspect marker; grammatical aspect; lexical aspect; acquisition order; the Aspect Hypothesis; the Distributional Bias Hypothesis; the Prototype Model;

    Abstract : This experimental study investigates the second language acquisition of the four Mandarin aspect markers -le, -guo, -zhe, and zai- by native Swedish university students enrolled in Chinese language courses in Sweden. The main points of inquiry are acquisition order, the Aspect Hypothesis, the Distributional Bias Hypothesis, and the Prototype Model. READ MORE

  2. 2. The object markers ba and jiang in modern literary Chinese

    Author : Wai-Ling Ragvald; Kinesiska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; literary Chinese; South-East China; object marker; jiang; ba; instrumental; disposal construction; pattern; action verbs; style; euphony; four character phrase; Mandarin; tradition; Cantonese; Minnan dialect; Hakka; East and Central China; North China; Taiwan; Hong Kong;

    Abstract : Modern standard written Chinese has two common object markers, 把 ba and 将 jiang, both of which mark a direct object preceding the verb. Both markers appear to have been widely used in the spoken language of the Tang dynasty but the actual distribution is not entirely clear. READ MORE

  3. 3. Aspect, tense and mood : Context dependency and the marker LE in Mandarin Chinese

    Author : Marita Ljungqvist; Kinesiska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Chinese; Languages and literatures of South and South-East Asia; Kinesiska och språk och litteratur från Syd- och Sydostasien; pragmatics; marker; semantics; temporality; Relevance Theory; tense; mood; Mandarin Chinese; aspect;

    Abstract : The grammatical marker LE in Mandarin Chinese can occur in two syntactic positions, either immediately following the verb or at the end of a sentence. Traditionally, it has been described as two homophonous but syntactically distinct morphemes, verbal LE and sentence-final LE. READ MORE

  4. 4. Causative and resultative constructions in Mandarin Chinese. A multiperspectival approach

    Author : Dianyu Li; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES;

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  5. 5. A typology of comparatives in Sinitic : grammaticalization, patterns and language contact

    Author : Ansaldo Umberto; David Gil; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; General Linguistics; allmän språkvetenskap;

    Abstract : This dissertation offers a window on the grammatical diversity of Chinese languages, hereafter referred to as Sinitic. It focuses in particular on comparative constructions of southern varieties such as Cantonese, Minnan and Hakka and compares these to northern Mandarin as well as some non- Sinitic languages of Southeast Asia. READ MORE