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This class is a continuation and advancement of ‘Syntax II: functional approaches to syntax’. It is designed to further students knowledge and understanding of the functional issues and theories involved in the analyses of Mandarin Chinese. Besides the Introduction-recent developments in functional approaches to Chinese, the lectures will focus on 10 major areas to explore the unique characters of Mandarin:
1.Basic sentence structure: topic, subject and clause chain
2.Functionalism and Chinese: cognition-based grammar
3.Cognitive basis for grammatical categories: classifiers and VRs
4.Iconicity: temporal sequence and motion sequence
5.The aspectual system: LE/GUO/ZHE and verbal aspect
6.Discourse and grammar: discourse explanation of grammatical form
7.Constructional approach: form-meaning association
8.Emergent grammar: article system
9.Corpus approach: near-synonyms
10.Semantic change and grammatiacalization

中文功能語法專題 Functional Approaches to Mandarin Chinese National Chiao Tung University

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This class is a continuation and advancement of ‘Syntax II: functional approaches to syntax’. It is designed to further students knowledge and understanding of the functional issues and theories involved in the analyses of Mandarin Chinese. Besides the Introduction-recent developments in functional approaches to Chinese, the lectures will focus on 10 major areas to explore the unique characters of Mandarin:
1.Basic sentence structure: topic, subject and clause chain
2.Functionalism and Chinese: cognition-based grammar
3.Cognitive basis for grammatical categories: classifiers and VRs
4.Iconicity: temporal sequence and motion sequence
5.The aspectual system: LE/GUO/ZHE and verbal aspect
6.Discourse and grammar: discourse explanation of grammatical form
7.Constructional approach: form-meaning association
8.Emergent grammar: article system
9.Corpus approach: near-synonyms
10.Semantic change and grammatiacalization

    • video
    第一週 Introduction of the course

    第一週 Introduction of the course

    Basic tenets of functional syntax
    Chinese vs. English

    • 1 hr 30 min
    • video
    第二週 Functional approaches to Chinese

    第二週 Functional approaches to Chinese

    Sentence structure:
    Topic-Comment

    • 2 hr 25 min
    • video
    第三週 Functionalism and Chinese Grammar

    第三週 Functionalism and Chinese Grammar

    • 2 hr 23 min
    • video
    第四週 Cognitive basis for Categorization/categoriality

    第四週 Cognitive basis for Categorization/categoriality

    Why classifiers?
    Why VRs?

    • 2 hr 33 min
    • video
    第五週 Iconicity: word order in Chinese

    第五週 Iconicity: word order in Chinese

    • 2 hr 27 min
    • video
    第六週 Aspect in Chinese

    第六週 Aspect in Chinese

    • 2 hr 31 min

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