Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||The Discourse and Grammar Interface: Preferred Clause Structure in Mandarin Conversation||Authors:||Tao, H.
|Issue Date:||1994||Citation:||Tao, H., Thompson, S.A. (1994). The Discourse and Grammar Interface: Preferred Clause Structure in Mandarin Conversation. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 29 (3) : 1-34. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||Seven ordinary conversations among native Mandarin speakers (N unspecified) were comprehensively coded to determine typical clause structure in conversational Mandarin. Clausal intonation units were classified according to their degree of transitivity & argument forms & their distribution was determined. Low transitivity verbs & a single overt argument in each clause were found to be preferred. It is noted that high transitives tended to take a patient-like argument, whereas low transitives took an agent-like argument. M. Gordon.||Source Title:||Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130209||ISSN:||00094595|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Nov 24, 2022
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.