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Jiang, Yan and Wang, Wen (2023) 'On the time-encoding function of the sentence-final particle tse in modern Shanghainese.' In: Chiang, Min-Hua and Yiu, Carine Yuk-man, (eds.), 早期漢語方言語法 Grammatical Studies on Early Chinese Dialects. Taipei, Taiwan: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, pp. 1-30. (Language and Linguistics Monograph Series 64)

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Abstract

This paper scrutinizes the claim that modern Shanghainese has a sentence-final particle tse that has a tense-marking function. We review works by Nairong Qian (2006; 2009), Yuen Ren Chao (1926), and Li et al. (1982) and analyse Shanghainese missionary texts on the use of tse. Through a functional-discoursal investigation, we identify the IN-cluster use and the END-cluster use of tse. We take the temporal marking function of tse as a consequence of its discourse function, which introduces a current reference time in the discourse

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: missionary linguistics, Shanghainese, tense
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics > Department of Linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
ISBN: 9786267341247
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2023 by Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica 128, Sec. 2, Academia Road, Nankang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan, R.O.C. https://www.ling.sinica.edu.tw/item/en All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2023 17:32
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39857
Related URLs: https://www.lin ... view&bookID=142 (Publisher URL)
Funders: Other

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