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Title: 基于语料库的水果量词比较研究 :以新马华语、大陆普通话、台湾国语为例 = A corpus-based comparison of fruit classifiers in Mainland, Singapore and Malaysia, and Taiwan Mandarin
Authors: 王诗毓 Ong, Shi Yu
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities::Linguistics
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: As early as the 1980s, feature-based classifier hypothesis has long been a controversial topic in the history of linguistics, popularly discussed by Shao Jing Min (1993), Shi Yu Zhi (2001) etc. One of the most commonly accepted classifications is to categorise referents of nouns that have certain features in common into the same classifier category. The four main types of classifier category are "grain-like shape", "abstract long shape", "flat shape", "body shape". (Meng Fan Jie , 2012, Page 5) In recent years, there have been a number of specialised research dissertations addressing on shape classifiers, such as Liu Fang (2009), Tang Miao (2007), Peng Yuan (2009) etc. These dissertations discussed on the reasons behind the formation of shape classifiers in the modern Chinese Language as well as the comparison between these classifiers. Even though past researchers have made a remarkable contribution to the research field of shape classifiers, the specific study of shape classifiers used in various Chinese Languages in Asia is still at the beginning stage of research. Drawing our main reference sources from various Corpuses, this paper aims to specifically discuss on the comparative study of classifiers used on fruits in various Chinese Languages in Asia, namely Mainland Mandarin, Singaporean and Malaysian Mandarin, Taiwanese Mandarin. The study of Cognitive Linguistics has been used in this research. Shape classifiers that will be specifically discussed include “ke”, ”li”, “tiao”, ”gen”, ”zhi”, “mei”. The data collected and analysed in this study should be useful for and applicable to the studies of cognitive linguistics and the acquisition of noun classifiers of Mainland Chinese, Singaporean and Malaysian Chinese as well as Taiwanese Chinese in particular.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
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