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ERIC Number: EJ505215
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Diachronic Change in Object Markers in Mandarin Chinese.
Xing, Janet Zhiqun
Language Variation and Change, v6 n2 p201-22 1994
This quantitative, diachronic study of the object markers "ba" and "jiang" in Mandarin Chinese challenges the view that these markers have undergone the same process of grammaticalization and have acquired the same function over time. Evidence is provided that shows that, in texts where both are used, each has its own distinctive functions. (36 references) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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