Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

Chinese Finiteness Marking by Directionals

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Xinhan Jiang
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Xinhan Jiang
Available Online 17 December 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.444How to use a DOI?
Keywords
finiteness, directional, syntax, Chinese
Abstract

Finiteness is generally marked by tense and agreement in languages like English, but can also be marked by directionals in Chinese. Spatial PPs can be categorized into locative PPs and directional PPs, and directional PPs can be further categorized according to their different syntactic roles. Some directional PPs, such as lái ‘come’ and qù ‘go’, can license the finiteness of the sentence. Compared with the aspect in the IP domain, the position of these directionals is relatively lower, thus they can only express finiteness of the sentence without an overt aspect marker.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.444How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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