Space and Quantification in Languages of China

  • Dan Xu
  • Jingqi Fu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Impact of Space and Quantification on Language Universals and Typology

  3. Geographical Space

  4. Evolution of Quantificational Expressions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Rémi Anicotte
      Pages 117-138
  5. Perception and Expressions of Space

  6. Verbal Quantification

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-251

About this book


This volume provides general linguists with new data and analysis on languages spoken in China regarding various aspects of space and quantification, using different approaches. Contributions by researchers from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, the United States and Australia offer insights on aspects of language ranging from phonology and morphology to syntax and semantics, while the approaches vary from formal, historical, areal, typological, and cognitive linguistics to second language acquisition. After separate volumes on space and quantification in languages of China, the studies in this volume combine space and quantification to allow readers a view of the intersection of the two topics.

Each article contributes to general linguistic knowledge while discussing a particular aspect of space or quantification in a particular language/dialect, offering new data and analysis from languages that are spoken in the same geographical area, and that belong to various language families that exist and evolve in close contact with one another.


Altaic languages, Mongolian French learners of Chinese L2 Hmong-Mjen (Miao-Yao) language in contact Jin dialects in the Lingshi Highlands, Shanxi Sino-Tibetan Tai languages and Chinese Tibeto-Burman classical and modern Chinese classifiers in Tibeto-Burman languages diachronic studies of Chinese dialects language contact in China languages in China locative expressions in Chinese phonology of Chinese quantification in languages quantifier mĕi and universal quantifiers space perception asymmetry in Chinese space, quantification, language universals types of classifier reduplication in Mandarin Chinese

Editors and affiliations

  • Dan Xu
    • 1
  • Jingqi Fu
    • 2
  1. 1.INALCOParisFrance
  2. 2.Dept. of Int'l Languages & CulturesSt. Mary's College of MarylandSt. Mary's CityUSA

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