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A Grammar of Maonan
Contributor(s): Lu, Tian Qiao

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ISBN: 1599429713     ISBN-13: 9781599429717
Publisher: Dissertation.Com
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Binding Type: Paperback
Language: MISCELLANEOUS LANGUAGES
Published: August 2008
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Annotation: Maonan is a Kam-Tai (Tai-Kadai) language spoken by 75,000 people in the border area of Guangxi and Guizhou provinces of China. This grammar book is the first volume to account for the phonology, word-formation, syntax, grammaticalization and lexicalization patterns of Maonan from a typological and ethno-linguistic perspective. It renders a comprehensive description of Maonan with analysis of the neutralization of semantic macroroles and the dialectic interrelations between subject and topic. Particular attention is paid to the interplay between syntactic and semantic valencies.The detailed analysis of the Maonan aspects is also unprecedented. It examines Maonan tone sandhi from a totally new approach. The book also gives a full description of the clause final particles of Maonan.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Maonan language; Grammar.
BISAC Categories:
- Foreign Language Study | Southeast Asian Languages (see Also Vietnamese)
- Foreign Language Study | Chinese
- Language Arts & Disciplines | Grammar & Punctuation
Dewey: 495.9
LCCN: 2008026039
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.00" W x 0.75" (1.30 lbs) 425 pages
 
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