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Old Chinese Syntax: The Left Periphery
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This lemma expands on the information provided in the complementary account by Aldridge (Old Chinese Syntax: Basic Word Order), which addresses a Greenberg-style concept of “basic phrase order” (viz. VO vs. OV), citing data from major clausal (e.g., questions) and phrasal constructions (NP modif…

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Derek HERFORTH, “Old Chinese Syntax: The Left Periphery”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000248>
First published online: 2016

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