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ERIC Number: EJ1157990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
A Functional Study of "zhi [Chinese character omitted]" in the Chinese Nominal Group
Zhang, Weiwei; Li, Manliang
English Language Teaching, v10 n11 p173-182 2017
Over the past decades, subjects concerned with the Chinese character "zhi [Chinese character omitted]", i.e. grammatical structure, in ancient Chinese language, have been widely explored. This paper conducts a research from a new dimension: the Cardiff Grammar, an integral part of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) which is famous for its "problem-oriented theory". In order to shed light on the semantics and syntactic functions of "zhi [Chinese character omitted]" in the Chinese nominal group, this study examines five distinctive nominal groups involving "zhi [Chinese character omitted]" with elaborate tree diagrams which are presented in each of the following sections. Through the contrastive study, we find that the Chinese character "zhi [Chinese character omitted]" has some various functions in different situations: as genitive element (g), as modifier trigger (mtr), as selector (v), as qualifier introducer (qint) and as deictic determiner (dd).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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