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ERIC Number: EJ131085
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1975
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Synchrony vs. Diachrony in Language Structure
Li, Charles N.
Language, 51, 4, 873-886, Dec 75
A number of syntactic constructions in Mandarin Chinese are analyzed which, synchronically, are unrelated and highly irregular. However, all reflect a diachronic drift which has been operating in Mandarin Chinese, in the light of which the syntactic constructions can be viewed as structures in transition. (Author/RM)
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