By Tony McEnery,Richard Xiao

This e-book is anxious with cross-linguistic distinction of significant grammatical different types in English and chinese language, most vital but genetically diversified global languages. This genetic distinction has led to many subsidiary variations which are, between different issues, with regards to grammar. in comparison with typologically similar languages, cross-linguistic distinction of English and chinese language is tougher but promising. the most topic of this e-book lies in its concentrate on 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 point of view element on the grammatical point – in English and Chinese.


The exact power of this quantity lies in that it really is first corpus-based ebook contrasting English and chinese language. provided that the cutting-edge in language stories is to exploit corpora, the importance of the wedding among contrastive experiences and the corpus technique during this e-book isn't really to be underestimated.


 

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