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A discourse grammar of Mandarin Chinese

by Chauncey Cheng-hsi Chu

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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chinese language -- Discourse analysis.,
  • Chinese language -- Syntax.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [457]-479) and index.

    StatementChauncey C. Chu.
    SeriesBerkeley models of grammars,, vol. 6
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL1271 .C4896 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 484 p. ;
    Number of Pages484
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL683530M
    ISBN 100820438901
    LC Control Number97030285

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