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Author Zhang, Xu (Linguist), author
Title English quasi-numeral classifiers : a corpus-based cognitive-topological study / Xu Zhang
Imprint Bern : Peter Lang, [2017]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  P299.C58 Z43 2017    AVAILABLE    30630020111462
Descript 362 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Linguistic insights ; volume 226
Linguistic insights ; v. 226
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"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."--Back cover
Subject Classifiers (Linguistics)
English language -- Classifiers
Chinese language -- Classifiers
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