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ERIC Number: EJ483563
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0155-0640
Information Sequencing in Modern Standard Chinese.
Kirkpatrick, Andy
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v16 n2 p27-60 1993
Information sequencing in complex sentences, discourse, and text in modern standard Chinese (MSC) is the modifying-modified sequence. This principle contrasts with English, where main information appears at the beginning of the speech acts of requests. The contribution of this difference to cross-cultural misunderstanding is described. (Contains 36 references.) (JP)
Publication Type: Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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