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ERIC Number: EJ423075
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
The Grammaticalization of the Particle "le" in Mandarin Chinese.
Shi, Ziqiang
Language Variation and Change, v1 n1 p99-114 1989
The grammaticalization of "liao" as a main verb in tenth-century vernacular texts to "le" as an aspectual particle in modern Chinese is investigated. The change is attributed to the resultative construction coming into existence in the language and to instances where the verb took sentential subjects or occurred in temporal clauses only. (17 references) (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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