Additive Particles in Adult and Child Chinese

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This book studies Chinese additive structures in a systematic way and discusses the L1 acquisition process of these structures. From the perspective of linguistic theory, it provides a new thought for the research on the Chinese additive particles “hai” (still), “you” (again) and “ye” (too); from the perspective of language acquisition, it provides statistic support for the universal rules of language development and gives a good explanation of some theoretical problems in L1 acquisition, thus being of great significance to the study of L1 acquisition.

About the Author
Ms. Liu Huijuan holds a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Nankai University, a master’s degree in linguistics and applied linguistics from Beijing Language and Culture University and a Ph.D. in linguistics from City University of Hong Kong. Now a teacher in the College of Chinese Studies of Beijing Language and Culture University, Ms. Liu’s research interests include formal semantics and language acquisition, and now her research focuses on the grammar and acquisition of Chinese focus structures.
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Overview and Background
1.1 0verview
1.2 General Review of Focus Particles and Additive Particles
1.2.1 Focus Particles and Focalization
1.2.2 Additive Particles
1.3 Theoretical Assumptions
1.3.1 Altemative Semantics
1.3.2 Tripa~ite Structures
1.3.3 Eventuality Types
1.4 Problems ofAdditive Particles in Mandarin
1.4.1 Types of Mandafin Additive Particles and Their Interaction
with Focus
1.4.2 Research Issues
1.5 Structure ofthe Book

Chapter 2 Additive Particle Ye:Focus,Scope and Presupposition
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Previous Studies and the Research Issues
2.2.1 Obligatory Conditions of Too
2.2.2 Too'S Contribution to the Host Sentence
2.2.3 Presupposition of Too
2.3 Variants of Ye and Their Scope
2.3.1 Yewith aFollowingFocus YeF as a Focus Particle Interaction of YeF with Other Focus Particles Obligatory and One.distinct Requirement Of YeF
2.3.2 Stressed Ye Stressed Ye as a Scope Particle Interaction of Stressed Ye with Other Particles One-distinction Requirement
2.3.3 Ye with a Preceding Focus/Topic. Pye as a Focus Particle The Interaction ofPye and Other Particles. One-distinction Requirement LianYe
2.3.4 Summary
2.4 Presupposition ofYe
2.4.1 Problems ofthe Presupposition of Too
2.4.2 Solutions to the Problems in Literature
2.4.3 OurProposal
2.5 Conclusion

Chapter 3 Additive Particle Hai:Scope,Focus and Presupposition
3.1 Introduction.
3.2 Literature Review.
3.2.1 Meaning Components ofStill/Noch Temporal Still/Noch Marginality Still/Noch
3.2.2 Main Theories conceming Still/Noch The Unified-meaning Approach Multiple-meaning Analysis
3.2.3 Previous Analysis of Hai Multiple-meaning Account
Chapter 4 Additive Particle You:Scope,Focus and Presupposition
Chapter 5 System of Mandarin Additive Particles
Chapter 6 Overview of the Acquisition of Additive Particles
Chapter 7 Production of Mandarin Additive Particles in Child Language
Chapter 8 Comprehension of Mandarin Additive Particles in Child Language
Chapter 9 Conclusions and Outlook
Additive Particles in Adult and Child Chinese