Chinese Finiteness Marking by Directionals
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- finiteness, directional, syntax, Chinese
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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TY - CONF AU - Xinhan Jiang PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - Chinese Finiteness Marking by Directionals BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 305 EP - 309 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.444 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.444 ID - Jiang2020 ER -