Exploring the experiential meaning of the Chinese nominal group

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    Abstract

    In the area of systemic functional linguistics, significant efforts have been done in the description of languages other than English. In the case of Chinese, most of these studies are unfolded at clause level. In this study, descriptions will instead focus on nominal groups: I will explore the experiential meaning of the Chinese nominal group. By looking at the experiential structure of the nominal group, I will mainly focus on each functional element within the structure, which is significant in terms of experiential meaning. Based on the manual analysis of a small corpus, each functional element will be studied in turn within different systems of the system network of the Chinese nominal group. A systemic description of nominal groups is expected to contribute to other areas, such as translation studies and foreign language teaching.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of ISFC 35
    Subtitle of host publicationvoices around the world
    EditorsCanzhong Wu, Christian M.I.M Matthiessen, Maria Herke
    Place of PublicationSydney
    Publisher35th ISFC Organizing Committee
    Pages189-194
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9780980544718
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventInternational Systemic Functional Congress (35th : 2008) - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 21 Jul 200825 Jul 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Systemic Functional Congress (35th : 2008)
    CountryAustralia
    CitySydney
    Period21/07/0825/07/08

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