Home eLearning Languages

English Quasi-Numeral Classifiers: A Corpus-Based Cognitive-Typological Study


ADVERTISEMENTS
DOWNLOAD READ ONLINE NOW


2017 | 380 Pages | ISBN: 3034328184 | PDF | 3 MB

This book is an interdisciplinary study of English binominal quantitative constructions based on English-Chinese comparison. Taking three perspectives, i.e. a functional-typological perspective, a cognitive approach, and a corpus-based method, it aims to unveil the hidden categorisation process behind the usage of English binominal quantitative constructions and to reveal the language universal in cognising the concepts of 'Quantity' and 'Quality'. It argues against treating Chinese and English as members of two opposing typological camps concerning quantification modes ('classifier languages' versus 'non-classifier languages') and advocates to view the two languages as lying within a more extended and inclusive system, viz. a system of quantification and categorisation modes, or a Quantity-Quality continuum.
ADVERTISEMENTS
DOWNLOAD READ ONLINE NOW

NEWER EBOOKS

Related eLearning>Languages Ebooks And Managines :

ADVERTISEMENT:




Copyright Disclaimer |Policy | Email Contact: info@NewFreeEbook.com