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Language Change in East Asia - T. E. McAuley

Language Change in East Asia

Hardcover Published: 12th January 2001
ISBN: 9780700713776
Number Of Pages: 306

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This book adopts a wide focus on the range of East Asian languages, in both their pre-modern and modern forms, within the specific topic area of language change. It contains sections on dialect studies, contact linguistics, socio-linguistics and syntax/phonology and deals with all three major languages of East Asia: Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Individual chapters cover pre-Sino-Japanese phonology, nominalizers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean; Japanese loanwords in Taiwan Mandarin; changes in Korean honorifics; the tense and aspect system of Japanese; and language policy in Japan. The book will be of interest to linguists working on East Asian languages, and will be of value to a range of general linguists working in comparative or historical linguistics, socio-linguistics, language typology and language contact.

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Introductionp. 1
Changing Attitudes: Dialects versus the Standard Language in Japanp. 7
Change in Korean Honorifics Reflecting Social Changep. 27
The Changing Use of Honorifics in Japanese Literary Textsp. 47
Are Japanese Women Less Feminine Now? A Study of Sentence-Final Forms in Japanese Women's Conversationp. 70
Multilingualism in Palau: Language Contact with Japanese and Englishp. 87
The Asukaike Word List Slat and Pre-Sino-Japanese Phonologyp. 143
Some Returned Loans: Japanese Loanwords in Taiwan Mandarinp. 161
Script 'Borrowing', Cultural Influence and the Development of the Written Vernacular in East Asiap. 180
Principles of Hentai Kanhun Word Order: Evidence from the Kojikip. 207
On the Decline of Tense and Aspect in Japanese: Its Theoretical Implicationsp. 233
The Grammaticalization of Formal Nouns and Nominalizers in Chinese, Japanese and Koreanp. 250
Flapping and Language Change in East Asiap. 284
Indexp. 298
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ISBN: 9780700713776
ISBN-10: 0700713778
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 12th January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.15  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1

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