Corpus-Based Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese by Tony McEnery,Richard Xiao

By Tony McEnery,Richard Xiao

This publication is worried with cross-linguistic distinction of significant grammatical different types in English and chinese language, most crucial but genetically diverse international languages. This genetic distinction has led to many subsidiary variations which are, between different issues, concerning grammar. in comparison with typologically similar languages, cross-linguistic distinction of English and chinese language is tougher but promising. the most topic of this ebook lies in its specialize in cross-linguistic distinction of aspect-related grammatical different types, or, grammatical different types that give a contribution to aspectual that means – either state of affairs point on the semantic point and perspective element on the grammatical point – in English and Chinese.

The precise energy of this quantity lies in that it truly is first corpus-based booklet contrasting English and chinese language. on condition that the state-of-the-art in language reports is to take advantage of corpora, the importance of the wedding among contrastive reviews and the corpus technique during this e-book isn't really to be underestimated.


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