ERIC Number: EJ350936
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Origin of the Copula "Shi" in Chinese.
Yen, Sian L.
Journal of Chinese Linguistics, v14 n2 p227-41 Jun 1986
A theory of the origin of the Chinese copula "shi," originally introduced into the language as a particle of affirmation, is presented. This theory also accounts for the contrastive and assertive use of the word when introduced into the language during the same period. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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