ERIC Number: ED288390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
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Reduplicated Constructions in Chinese and Questions of Generative Power.
A study of problems posed by Mandarin Chinese data for modern linguistic theory focuses on the reduplication involved in the "A-not-A" construction. The Mandarin data and its possible descriptions are used to investigate the question of whether context-free languages are adequate to describe certain linguistic data. These data constitute a case against the claims of Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Note: In: York Papers in Linguistics No. 12, 1986; see FL 017 027.