Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics

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Editor-in-Chief: Rint SYBESMA, Leiden University

Associate Editors: Wolfgang BEHR University of Zürich, Yueguo GU Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Zev HANDEL University of Washington, C.-T. James HUANG Harvard University and James MYERS National Chung Cheng University

The Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics offers a systematic and comprehensive overview of the languages of China and the different ways in which they are and have been studied. It provides authoritative treatment of all important aspects of the languages spoken in China, today and in the past, from many different angles, as well as the different linguistic traditions they have been investigated in.

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Yànyǔ 諺語

(3,863 words)

Author(s): Victoria BOGUSHEVSKAYA
1. Definition  Yànyǔ 諺語 is “a fixed sentence, prevailing among the common people, which in simple words expresses a profound truth” ( Xiàndài Hànyǔ Cídiǎn 20…
Date: 2017-03-02

Yě 也 in Excavated Texts

(5,185 words)

Author(s): Marco CABOARA
1. Introduction 也 (OC *lajʔ) is a highly frequent Old Chinese particle first appearing (sporadically) in excavated sources in the fifth century …
Date: 2017-03-02

Yes/No Questions

(4,158 words)

Author(s): Nadine OTTING
1. Introduction This article discusses yes/ no ( y/ n-) questions across varieties of Chinese, past and present. For reasons of space, this article is limited to surveying the modern surface structures, without making any attempt to track developmental pathways, chart out semantic or pragmatic distinctions, or review sy…
Date: 2017-03-02