Introduction to the Special Issue on Complex Sentences in Chinese
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AbstractSpecial Issue on Complex Sentences in Chinese edited by Waltraud Paul and Victor Junnan Pan. The main goal of the special issue is to determine the precise hierarchy between main clause and adjunct clause in the different types of complex sentences. Such an investigation is necessary because the structure of complex sentences in Chinese has hardly been studied within the generative framework. This is surprising insofar as complex sentences serve as a crucial testing ground for binding theory in the wake of Huang (1982), in particular the binding construal possibilities for zìjǐ ‘self’ (cf. Huang/Li/Li 2009, ch. 9 for discussion and references). The wealth of studies on zìjǐ ‘self’ hardly ever addressed the question of the internal structure of complex sentences, but implicitly took for granted the identity between Chinese and English in this domain.
All Author(s) ListWaltraud Paul, Victor Junnan Pan
Journal nameLinguistic Analysis
Volume Number42
Issue Number1-2
Place of PublicationVashon
Pages3 - 18
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsComplex sentences, adverbial clause, syntax, Chinese

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