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Corpus-Based Research on Chinese Language and Linguistics

edited by

Bianca Basciano    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD

Franco Gatti    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD

Anna Morbiato    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia; The University of Sydney, Australia     ORCID iD



This volume collects papers presenting corpus-based research on Chinese language and linguistics, from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. The contributions cover different fields of linguistics, including syntax and pragmatics, semantics, morphology and the lexicon, sociolinguistics, and corpus building. There is now considerable emphasis on the reliability of linguistic data: the studies presented here are all grounded in the tenet that corpora, intended as collections of naturally occurring texts produced by a variety of speakers/writers, provide a more robust, statistically significant foundation for linguistic analysis. The volume explores not only the potential of using corpora as tools allowing access to authentic language material, but also the challenges involved in corpus interrogation, analysis, and building.

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Keywords: Corpus study. Corpus-based study. Manual motor metaphor. Complement of state. Animacy. Chinese complement construction. Information structure. Complement of manner. Goal-oriented modality. Quantitative analysis. Eluclidean distance. Counterfactuality. Actuality entailment. Assessment. Prototype. Chinese-English modality. Iconicity. Evaluative stance. Collostructional analysis. Chinese. Deontic modality. Qualitative analysis. Near-synonymy. Sentence-initial indefinites (SIIs). Laudato Si’. Co-varying collexeme analysis. Categorization. Object manipulation. Explicitation. Construction grammar. Embodiment.

Published: Dec. 21, 2020

Language: en

ISBN (print): 978-88-6969-407-3
ISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-406-6
DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-406-6

permalink http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-406-6

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