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ERIC Number: EJ511973
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
Communicative Dynamism and Word Order in Mandarin Chinese.
Chen, Rong
Language Sciences, v17 n2 p201-22 Apr 1995
Uses Firbas' theory of communicative dynamism to analyze the ordering of the subject, verb, and object in Mandarin Chinese. The author demonstrates that the word order of Chinese is not so much determined by syntactic considerations as by information structuring constraints. (30 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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