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ERIC Number: EJ583966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0925-8558
Yes-No Question Patterns in Southern Min: Variation Across Some Dialects in Fujian.
Crosland, Jeff
Journal of East Asian Linguistics, v7 n4 p257-85 Oct 1998
Suggests that, in some Fujian Southern Min dialects, the patterns VP-neg and Adv-VP are mutually exclusive, presenting data from Xiamen to show recent innovations in the yes-no question pattern. Describes this innovation, explaining how the origin of the innovative patterns and limitations on their further development are influenced by distribution of the negatives and modal verbs. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China