Numeral Classifiers and Classifier Languages: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics) (Paperback)

Numeral Classifiers and Classifier Languages: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics) By Chungmin Lee (Editor), Young-Wha Kim (Editor), Byeong-Uk Yi (Editor) Cover Image
By Chungmin Lee (Editor), Young-Wha Kim (Editor), Byeong-Uk Yi (Editor)
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Description


Focusing mainly on classifiers, Numeral Classifiers and Classifier Languages offers a deep investigation of three major classifier languages: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. This book provides detailed discussions well supported by empirical evidence and corpus analyses. Theoretical hypotheses regarding differences and commonalities between numeral classifier languages and other mainly article languages are tested to seek universals or typological characteristics. The essays collected here from leading scholars in different fields promise to be greatly significant in the field of linguistics for several reasons. First, it targets three representative classifier languages in Asia. It also provides critical clues and suggests solutions to syntactic, semantic, psychological, and philosophical issues about classifier constructions. Finally, it addresses ensuing debates that may arise in the field of linguistics in general and neighboring inter-disciplinary areas. This book should be of great interest to advanced students and scholars of East Asian languages.

About the Author


Chungmin Lee is Professor Emeritus it the Department of Linguistics at Seoul National University and a member of National Academy of Sciences, the Republic of Korea.Young-Wha Kim is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English Language & Literature at Hallym University in the Republic of Korea.Byeong-uk Yi is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto in Canada.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367635282
ISBN-10: 0367635283
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 29th, 2022
Pages: 268
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics