Verb Complement Constructions in Chinese Dialects: Types and Markers

Abstract : This chapter discusses internal variation in Sinitic concerning verb complements and their complementizers. We discuss most of the complements introduced by DE 得 in Standard Mandarin, such as the complements describing the manner or the extent of the action expressed by the verb it follows. Our survey also includes the so-called potential complements. We propose a preliminary typology of verb complements in Sinitic, which shows that Sinitic languages exhibit a huge variation in terms of the number of complement types, as well on the number and source of their complementizers. This variation is shown to exist even within Mandarin dialects.
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Hilary CHAPPELL. Sinitic Grammar: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives, Oxford University Press, pp.85-119, 2001, 0-19-829977-X
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Christine Lamarre. Verb Complement Constructions in Chinese Dialects: Types and Markers. Hilary CHAPPELL. Sinitic Grammar: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives, Oxford University Press, pp.85-119, 2001, 0-19-829977-X. 〈hal-01382318〉

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