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Information sequencing in modern standard Chinese

Kirkpatrick, Thomas Andrew


This study sets out to elucidate principles of information sequencing in Modem Standard Chinese (MSC). It focuses on interrelationships within four areas: (i) Modifier - mcxlified sequencing. After a review of treatments of information sequence in Chinese sentence structure, the principles behind the sequencing of clauses in complex sentences in MSC are sought. It is shown that the preferred unmarked sequence in these sentences is subordinate clause - main clause and it is argued that...[Show more]

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Date published: 1993
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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