The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
1. Edition March 2018
680 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
Huang, C. T. James / Li, Y. H. Audrey / Simpson, Andrew (Editor)
The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics is the first comprehensive introduction to Chinese linguistics from the perspective of modern theoretical and formal linguistics. Containing twenty-five chapters, the book offers a balanced, accessible and thoughtfully organized introduction to some of the most important results of research into Chinese linguistics carried out by theoretical linguists during the last thirty years. Presenting critical overviews of a wide range of major topics, it is the first to meet the great demand for an overview volume on core areas of Chinese linguistics.
Authoritative contributions describe and assess the major achievements and controversies of research undertaken in each area, and provide bibliographies for further reading. The contributors refer both to their own work in relevant fields, and objectively present a range of competitor theories and analyses, resulting in a volume that is fully comprehensive in its coverage of theoretical research into Chinese linguistics in recent years.
This unique Handbook is suitable both as a primary reader for structured, taught courses on Chinese linguistics at university level, and for individual study by graduates and other professional linguists.
Y.-H. Audrey Li is Professor of Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California. She has authored and edited several books, including The Syntax of Chinese (with James Huang and Yafei Li, 2009), Cambridge University Press, Chinese Syntax in a Cross-linguistic Perspective (edited with ndrew Simpson and Dylan Tsai, 2015), Oxford University Press. She has also published in a range of journals including The Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Language, Lingua, and Linguistic Inquiry.
Andrew Simpson is Professor of Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Wh-Movement and the Theory of Feature Checking (2000), and editor of Chinese Syntax in a Cross-linguistic Perspective (2015, edited with Audrey Li and Dylan Tsai), and Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives (2012 edited with Jason Merchant). He has published articles in a number of Linguistic journals, including Linguistic Inquiry, Language, and Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. He is also joint general editor of The Journal of East Asian Linguistics.