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Showing papers in "Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale in 2012"


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TL;DR: In this article, a look at a few examples of these three morphemes demonstrates that they have quite distinct syntax and semantics, and that -las is capable of forming comparisons whereas -nas is not.
Abstract: In descriptions of Tibetan grammar it is common to treat -las and -nas together in the discussion of case marking, signalling merely that -las is capable of forming comparisons whereas -nas is not. Similarly, in the discussion of comparison most authors make no distinction between the suffixes -bas and -las. A look at a few examples of these three morphemes demonstrates that they have quite distinct syntax and semantics.

11 citations



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TL;DR: The authors argued that the development of ideophonic reduplication in Chinese is closely connected with the typological characteristics of Chinese and argued that this operation highlights the signifiant (the acoustic form) and downplays the concept referring to the subject in reality.
Abstract: Ideophonic reduplication is a special type of reduplication in Mandarin Chinese By repeating the mere sounds of a word or expression taken from the linguistic context, it turns content words into temporary ideophones I argue that this operation highlights the signifiant (the acoustic form) and downplays the signifie (the concept referring to the subject in reality) of the reduplicated segments This type of reduplication differs from pragmatic repetition, and it has a number of distinctive characteristics I argue that the development of ideophonic reduplication in Chinese is closely connected with the typological characteristics of Chinese

3 citations