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Syntactic Hierarchy of the Typical Comparative Construction in Shanghainese

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posted on 06.07.2021, 06:15 by Weifeng Han, Dingxu Shi
The paper proposes a Degree Phrase (DegP) and a Focus Phrase (FocP) before the comparative adjective in the typical comparative construction in Shanghainese, in which FocP is always base-generated higher than DegP, and thus form the pattern of FocP>DegP.It is further pointed out that the comparative subject can always be topicalized.Therefore, the typical comparative construction in Shanghainese is a topic structure in nature.The comparative standard can also be topicalized, providing that there is a DegP, or a FocP highlighting the comparative adjective as the new information in the comment.

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Publication Date

20/05/2021

Journal

Journal of Foreign Languages

Volume

44

Issue

3

Pagination

(p. 31-37)

Publisher

Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press

ISSN

1004-5139

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