Nominal arguments and language variation / Li Julie Jiang
- Jiang, Li Julie
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (384 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
- Oxford scholarship online: ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu
- This work investigates nominal arguments in classifier languages, refuting the long-held claim that classifier languages do not have overt article determiners (D). Li Julie Jiang brings the typologically unique Nuosu Yi, a classifier language that has an overt article D, to the forefront of the theoretical investigation. By comparing nominal arguments in Nuosu Yi to those in Mandarin, a well-studied classifier language that has no overt evidence of article determiners, Jiang provides a new parametric account of variation among classifier languages and extends the account to argument formation in general.
- 9780190084202 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Also issued in print: 2020.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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