By Tony McEnery,Richard Xiao

This publication is anxious with cross-linguistic distinction of significant grammatical different types in English and chinese language, most vital but genetically various global languages. This genetic distinction has led to many subsidiary transformations which are, between different issues, relating to grammar. in comparison with typologically comparable languages, cross-linguistic distinction of English and chinese language is more difficult but promising. the most subject matter of this booklet lies in its concentrate on cross-linguistic distinction of aspect-related grammatical different types, or, grammatical different types that give a contribution to aspectual which means – either state of affairs element on the semantic point and standpoint point on the grammatical point – in English and Chinese.

The certain energy of this quantity lies in that it's first corpus-based ebook contrasting English and chinese language. on condition that the cutting-edge in language reports is to exploit corpora, the importance of the wedding among contrastive experiences and the corpus technique during this ebook isn't really to be underestimated.


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