Demonstratives
(2,929 words)

Introduction

This article provides an overview of the forms and usages of demonstratives across varieties of Chinese. Linguistic studies on Chinese dialects are highly lopsided. Most studies have been done on Mandarin and to a lesser extent Cantonese; studies on other dialects are relatively sketchy. This overview inevitably refle…

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Joanna SIO, “Demonstratives”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 26 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000116>
First published online: 2015



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