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Corpus-Based Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese Richard Xiao

Corpus-Based Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese

Richard Xiao

Published July 1st 2010
ISBN : 9780415992459
Hardcover
201 pages
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 About the Book 

English and Chinese are two widely spoken world languages that differ genetically. This genetic difference has resulted in many subsidiary differences that are, among other things, related to grammar. Compared with typologically related languages,MoreEnglish and Chinese are two widely spoken world languages that differ genetically. This genetic difference has resulted in many subsidiary differences that are, among other things, related to grammar. Compared with typologically related languages, cross-linguistic contrast of English and Chinese is more challenging yet promising. The main theme of this book lies in its focus on cross-linguistic contrast of aspect-related grammatical categories, or, grammatical categories that contribute to aspectual meaning - both situation aspect at the semantic level and viewpoint aspect at the grammatical level - in English and Chinese.