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Title: Grammaticalization of Shuo and Jiang in Singapore Mandarin Chinese : a spoken-corpus-based study
Authors: Lin, Jingxia
Keywords: Humanities::Language
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Lin, J. (2018). Grammaticalization of Shuo and Jiang in Singapore Mandarin Chinese : a spoken-corpus-based study. Proceedings of the 19th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW-2018).
Abstract: This study investigates the extended grammatical uses of the speech act verbs 说 shuo ‘say’ and 讲 jiang ‘say’ in Singapore Mandarin Chinese (SMC). With data from a contemporary spoken corpus, this study finds that while both 说 and 讲 are the major speech act verbs in SMC, 说 has been more grammatically extended than 讲not only in SMC, but also its counterparts in other Mandarin varieties and Chinese dialects. This study argues that the extension has been motivated by both language-external and language-internal factors. The findings of this study will not only contribute to the typology of speech act verbs and their grammaticalization in general, but also the study of language variations and changes.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/136889
Rights: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Proceedings of the 19th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW-2018). The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04015-4_7
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