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An examination of the syntactic and semantic characteristics of Shang and Xia in Mandarin

Scott, Amanda


This thesis examines some of the major aspects of the semantic and syntactic characteristics of 'shang' and 'xia' in Mandarin Chinese. One of their basic meanings relates to the vertical dimension, both 'shang' and 'xia, being involved in the indication of vertical direction and position. It is seen that this vertical dimension can extend into the realms of quantity, status, sequencing and time. The use of vertical terms in these extended areas is found in other languages, such as English,...[Show more]

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Date published: 1989
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7238f75c6cf
Access Rights: Open Access


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